Brooklyn Gets a New Vodka; Can Wine Protect You From Sunburn?

Sean "Diddy" Combs's entourage was stopped by French customs for trying to bring too much of his Ciroc vodka into the country. [NY Post]

A look at boxed wines found that offerings from Wineberry and From the Tank by Jenny & François Selections were best. [NY Times]

Lucas Bols, the Dutch genever producer, is launching a barrel-aged edition, matured in a mix of old and new French barrels for 18 months. [Diner's Journal]

How do we get tipsy? Shots get you more drunk than slow sips of wine; drinking on an empty stomach is a bad idea; and carbonation raises alcohol levels faster. [Wall Street Journal]

The North Fork of Long Island's wine region is stepping up its restaurant offerings to cater to the oeno-tourism crowd. [NY Times]

The owners of the Whiskey Brooklyn bar have launched a new whiskey store next door, stocking more than 100 brands. [Diner's Journal]

Absolut's latest publicity campaign is Absolut Blank, in which artists from around the world designed artwork for the bottles. [Huffington Post]

Brooklyn has a new local spirit. Brooklyn Republic Vodka is made in Clinton Hill by an Eastern European immigrant family. [CBS Local]

A new study suggests that flavonoids in wine could help protect skin from the effects of ultraviolet rays, including sunburn. [Telegraph]

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