Summer Wine Books Reviewed; Beer and College Football Go Hand-in-Hand

Eric Asimov reviews four new wine books. He likes Summer in a Glass, about the Finger Lakes; An Ideal Wine, about Californian wines; and Voodoo Vintners, about biodynamics. Less so Naked Wine, about natural wines. [NY Times]

The Hangar One Vodka blimp, on a six-month promotional tour around the U.S., was forced to make an unscheduled stop in Cleveland due to weather warnings. [ObserverToday]

Those bears in the Ukraine that restaurants and cafés hire to drink vodka and entertain patrons? They're now illegal. [Telegraph]

New York's economy may be struggling, but winemakers in the Hudson Valley say business is booming, thanks to better wines and facilities. [Poughkeepsie Journal]

More and more college football stadiums are selling beer -- around 20 now nationwide -- which helps boost revenues. [USA Today]

As wines get made with higher and higher alcohol levels, we have to consider that having "just one or two glasses" doesn't mean what it used to. [SF Chronicle]

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