A Wine (or Two) Grows in Queens; Making the Case for Pairing Food & Cocktails

Queens Farm Museum houses a 1 1/2-acre vineyard, and makes wines outside the city from its grapes. The first release includes a Merlot 2006 and 2007, and a Chardonnay 2006, all priced between $20 and $25. [Wall Street Journal]

The 2007 Burgundy reds are paradoxical. While it's not considered a great vintage, the wines may be able to show the differences between the region's many terroirs. [NY Times]

Wine storage facilities across the country help Americans store their precious bottles for aging. New York's WineCare Storage offers shelf-style storage starting at $40 per month. [Wall Street Journal]

Former investment banker Matti Anttila is now the founder of Cabana Cachaça, which manufactures and imports high-end cachaça, Brazil's national sugar-cane spirit. [Forbes]

Pairing food and cocktails is tricky because mixed drinks are so high in alcohol. But the pairings can work well when bartenders use the same ingredients as the chef. [Washington Post]

The grapes are still on the vines in Chile's Maule Valley, the country's oldest wine region, but many facilities suffered structural damage and stored wines were destroyed. [NY Times]

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