July 01, 1998
Meetings & Conventions: Short Cuts July 1998 Current Issue
July 1998
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To wait or not to wait? Traditionalists insist that letting red wine "breathe" for a half hour or so before drinking allows unsavory gasses to dissipate and mellows the taste. But recent lab tests claim to debunk theory, reports the Associated Press. Still, many connoisseurs are holding fast to tradition. For best results, they say, pour the wine into a glass or a carafe and give it a good swirl.

Soup is in again, and Seinfeld can only take part of the credit. Restaurants are adding more soups to their menus, says the National Restaurant Association, not only as starters, but as main dishes and even desserts. And the past few years have seen a rash of new soup-only restaurants (including Soup Nutsy) in major cities.

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