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No One Wants Grape Ice Cream; Stop Mispronouncing Wine Words

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Happy Monday. The Olympics are officially over, although the scandal involving a particular silver-haired swimmer promises to haunt us for weeks to come. In brighter news, at least we can all now slip back into our old Netflix-and-chill habits without being shamed by the sight of athletes in peak physical condition.

In today’s food news: Shake Shack’s newest novelty burger; why grape ice cream doesn’t exist; how to order hard-to-pronounce wines; Airbnb is now giving restaurant recommendations; and more.

— You haven’t truly made it until Shake Shack names a burger after you. Today the chain debuts a burger inspired by Today Show fixture Al Roker. The Roker Burger comes topped with Niman Ranch barbecue pulled pork, two slices of American cheese, red-eye mayo, and pickles; $1 from each one goes to No Kid Hungry. (Brace for a Matt Lauer burger, also.)

— 2016 dining trends, as spotted by Bon Appetit: nut milks galore, onigiri, crowlers, and khachapuri, just to name a few.

— How the hell do you pronounce Gewurtztraminer, anyway? Here’s how to properly say some of the toughest wine words, from Chateauneuf du Pape to Viognier.

— Airbnb is getting into the restaurant recommendations game. It’s currently testing a new app called Airbnb Trips that offers city guides and happy hour listings, among other things. It will reportedly be rolled out in November.

Why isn’t grape ice cream a thing? According to the folks at Ben & Jerry’s, grapes’ high water content makes it difficult — but mostly, it’s just because no one wants it.

— Country music cookbook alert: The Brooks half of Brooks & Dunn releases his first cookbook at the end of August. No word on whether or not it will include a recipe for Boot-Scootin’ Baked Beans, but Honky-Tonk Tequila Steak is definitely in there.

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