English Sparklers May Dazzle Royal Wedding Guests; 200-Year-Old Bubbly Could Go for $82K

English sparkling wines are getting so good that they might be served at the royal wedding, as they were at Queen Elizabeth II's 80th birthday party. [NY Times]

Meanwhile, beer-happy guests at the royal wedding won't be too pleased to learn that no suds will be served at the event. [NPR]

A copyright-infringement case has broken out between two wine companies that each want "Mommy" on their bottles. It's Mommyjuice vs. Mommy's Time Out. Cringe. [Reuters]

Canadian whisky is hoping to shake loose its "brown vodka" image with several new small-batch releases. [NY Times]

In case you haven't already read about it, ice is a big deal in the cocktail world these days. The Journal reiterates this fact with a guide to specialty ice. [Wall Street Journal]

A guide to the Buck -- a drink made with citrus and ginger, and served in a Collins glass -- includes versions from Dram and Employees Only. [Metromix]

Two bottles of champagne, thought to be about 200 years old and salvaged from a 19th-century shipwreck in the Baltic Sea, could fetch some $82,000 at auction. [Reuters]

Mickey Nilsson, a Kentucky man, has invented a car that runs on bourbon, apparently inspired by the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. [CNET]

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