Expensive Wine and Whiskey Rocks Are in; Happy Hours at Baja Fresh and Qdoba?

Expensive wine is on the rise.
Expensive wine is on the rise.

People in the U.S. are buying expensive domestic wine again, according to a recent report by the research group Symphony IRI (via The Orange County Register). Sales of bottles priced at $20 or more grew by 24 percent in the first three months of 2012. The top sellers: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir.

Expensive wine not doing it for you? Try Van Gogh Vodka's new PB&J vodka, which, according to the company, has a predominately peanut nose and tastes strongly of raspberry on the tongue.

The New York Times explores the resilient popularity of whiskey rocks, a product scorned by bartenders that mixologist Dale DeGroff has called "idiotic."

Slate offers a handy guide to boozing in fast-food restaurants. Who knew that there are happy hours at Baja Fresh and Qdoba?

For more dining news, head to Fork in the Road, or follow us @ForkintheRoadVV, or me, Alexia Nader, @lexi1602. 

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