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New York Wine; French Bubbly (That Isn't Champagne)

Looking for a locavoric gift this holiday season? Brooklyn Winery, Brooklyn Oenology, and the Red Hook Winery are among hyper-local wine producers right here in New York City. [NY Post]

Champagne isn't the only French bubbly. Eric Asimov samples a Huët Pétillant sparkling Vouvray, Langlois-Château Crémant from Loire, and Parigot Crémant from Burgundy. [NY Times]

Ethiopians are outraged over track star Haile Gebrselassie signing on as a spokesman for Johnnie Walker, as they say endorsing booze sends the wrong message. [TseHaiNY]

Firefly, maker of the tea-flavored vodka, is launching Skinny Tea, a version with fewer calories and no carbs. It will be in stores in March 2011. [Marketwire]

Apparently, Danes believe that soaking your bare feet in vodka will get you drunk. But a recent study proves this is bogus. [The Stranger via Alcademics]

Hong Kong's Wine in the Dark is a wine-tasting experience conducted in darkness and led by visually impaired guides for the cost of about $71. [Wall Street Journal]

Sixties supermodel Evelyn Kuhn is suing Belgian brewer Stella Artois for using stock photos of her in its latest ad campaign. [NY Post]

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