Cheap Wine for Our Cheap Palate; Fill Up on Free Samples

• Yesterday, we learned to order the cheapest bottle of wine. Today, it turns out that we prefer the cheapest bottle. [NYDN]

ESPN the Magazine is putting football players in the kitchen and making them work for their new online series, Jock Chefs. [Mouthing Off/Food & Wine]

• Unsurprisingly, the world’s best restaurant views can be found at places in tall buildings or overlooking beaches. [CNN]

• Is Dovetail really the city’s best new restaurant? According to this list, it is. [NYO]

• Enough free samples can equal a full-fledged lunch. [Midtown Lunch]

• The sticker price on first-growth Bordeaux from 2005 is nearly $2,000. [WSJ]