The NFL Bans Players From Selling Wine; Rheingold Comes Back From the Dead

The garagiste movement, popular in the 1990s, seems to be resurfacing and changing, with a number of micro wine producers returning to a terroir-driven philosophy. [Wall Street Journal]

Some diners are uneasy with the practice of the sommelier tasting the wine first. Daniel Boulud's wine director argues that it's an important service. [NY Times]

Apparently, a number of NFL players make wine, but the league prohibits them from openly marketing it. [Atlantic Food]

Why should you drink assyrtiko from Santorini, blaufränkisch from Austria, or frappato from Sicily? Well, because these days you can. [NY Times]

All Nippon Airways is the first airline to introduce draft-beer keg service on board. The airline says new beer-keg technology was developed for the service. [Japan Probe via ColdMud]

Some of the newest brands of orange liqueur to hit the market are distinguished by their sweeteners, including Agave Sec and Leopold Bros. American Orange Liqueur. [SF Chronicle]

The maker of Sapporo beer is looking to acquire a premium beer brand in the United States to expand its North American market share. [Reuters

Rheingold Beer, once the most popular brand in New York, is coming back. A company called Drinks America is reviving the brand. [PR Newswire]

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