Soggy Weather Could Be Good for French Wine; A Search for Rare Champagne May Have Turned Up E.T. Instead

The greater New York area is the country's second-largest wine region. Explore it, starting with the Wolffer Estate Wine Stand, around the corner from the larger winery on Long Island, then head over to Lenz Winery. [NY Post]

The Bruichladdich distillery in Scotland has launched an organic whiskey called LEAF in honor of the Nissan Leaf its owner powers using electricity generated from distilling waste. [Environmental Leader]

This summer's wet weather in France could lead to an "exceptional" year for French wine, according to experts. [Reuters]

Sean McClure of Craft has been selected to represent New York at Bombay Sapphire's "Search for the Most Inspired Bartender" in Las Vegas this September. [FitR]

News flash: Alcohol combined with poor impulse control could be dangerous, according to a new study. [MedPage Today]

A Swedish research team searching for a century-old shipwreck that containing several cases of a super-rare champagne may have instead discovered a UFO. [FOX News]

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