President Obama Makes White House Beer; Mad Men Has Helped Boost Whiskey Sales

Making the case for beer at breakfast: Forget mimosas; start your day with a coffee beer or even a maple brew. [Wall Street Journal]

A case of 1990 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Burgundy sold for $297,400 in Hong Kong, setting a world record for that vintage. [Bloomberg]

President Obama is said to be the first president to make a home-crafted beer, called White House Honey Ale. What about that George Washington beer? [Miami New Times]

Terroir is such a big deal in Burgundy that two wines made from grapes grown just a five-minute walk apart can differ vastly in flavor and color. [NY Times]

Yet another candidate for world's most expensive whisky: Dalmore 62, which recently sold for more than $196,000, the highest price ever paid for a standard bottle of Scotch. [Guardian]

Apparently, all the delicious drinking scenes on AMC's Mad Men have helped boost whiskey sales. It's being called "The Mad Men Effect." [Marie Claire UK]

The wine-grape supply in California is shrinking, according to new research. A sluggish economy and unusually cool weather are to blame. [CalCoastNews]

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