Beaujolais Producer Marcel Lapierre Has Died; Who Are the Biggest Boozers on TV?

Marcel Lapierre, the Beaujolais winemaker who preferred to focus on the terroir of the region rather than push ubiquitous Beaujolais Nouveau, has died at age 60 in Lyon, France. [NY Times]

Wine cellars, once hidden underground, are now increasingly important designer-driven showcase pieces in people's homes. [Wall Street Journal]

Marks & Spencer's in Hong Kong has introduced "Le Froglet," individual wine glasses with a sealed cup that sell for about $5 and come in Shiraz, Rosé, and Chardonnay. [Wall Street Journal]

The spritz, a Venetian aperitif of Aperol, Campari, or Cynar mixed with white wine and sparkling water, has been popping up everywhere, from Union Square Cafe to Berlin bars. [NY Times]

A roundup of the biggest boozers on TV includes Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb of the Today show and the cast of Cougar Town. [NY Post]

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