Tag Archives: Nathan Myhrvold

• Want that wine to taste better? Add a pinch of this.

Want that wine to taste better? Add a pinch of this.

Nathan Myhrvold, Microsoft’s former chief strategist and chief technology officer, has a tip to make a glass of red wine taste better: Add a pinch of salt. Myhrvold — who holds degrees in mathematics, geophysics and space physics from UCLA, a doctorate in theoretical and mathematical physics and a master’s degree in mathematical economics from […]

• Decanting Wine In A Blender. You Heard Right.

Decanting Wine In A Blender. You Heard Right.

Don’t blame me. Blame Nathan Myhrvold. Last year, the chef and former Microsoft chief technology officer released “Modernist Cuisine at Home” (The Cooking Lab; $140; 456 pages), a scientific cooking tome that teaches intrepid home cooks to emulsify and sous vide in the comfort of their own kitchens. In it, Myhrvold declares that the best […]

• Take the chill off red wine. Nuke it. Oh, & blend for hyper-decanting. True.

Take the chill off red wine. Nuke it. Oh, & blend for hyper-decanting. True.

Here’s a rich-people problem for you: What to do when your wine cellar is a few degrees colder than is really ideal, especially for bigger bodied reds. Enter the Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia, written by Tom Stevenson and first published in 1988. It’s now in its fourth edition, and for “taking the chill off” of red […]