Absolut Wine? Say It Ain't So.; Yet Another Baby Gets Served Booze

Absolut Wine? Not quite, but the Swedish vodka maker has paired up with Brancott Estate to release a "sparkling fusion" of vodka and sauvignon blanc. [Decanter]

A number of Long Island wineries have hired chefs, despite the state law that, in most cases, limits them to serving finger food. [NY Times]

Brown-liquor companies are targeting women with flavored whiskeys. This fall, look for Southern Comfort Fiery Pepper, co-branded with Tabasco. [AdAge]

More booze for babies: an Ohio Outback accidentally served a four-year-old girl a vodka and peach schnapps drink. [NY Daily News]

A number of major beer brands -- especially "full-calorie" beers -- suffered a drop in sales, including Bud. [MSNBC]

Brits might soon drink more beer at home than in pubs. The bar industry there is blaming supermarkets for undercutting them. [AFP]

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