Where to Drink During Oktoberfest; Red Wine Good for Hearts, But Not for Blood Pressure

Eric Asimov finds himself rather underwhelmed by New Zealand Pinot Noirs. [NY Times]

Fast-food chains like Starbucks and Burger King have started serving booze, but others say it's not worth the hassle. [NY Times]

A roundup of spots to celebrate Oktoberfest includes Zum Schneider in the East Village, Loreley Williamsburg, and Beekman Beer Garden & Beach Club. [NY Post]

A new study shows that people born after the World War II era -- especially women -- are more likely than their ancestors to become boozehounds. [Huffington Post]

Red wine, in moderation, may lower heart-disease risk, but new research suggests it doesn't reduce blood pressure. [CBS News]

The beloved Clos Montmartre wine, made in a vineyard in the Paris district of Montmartre, will be celebrated with an annual harvest festival next week. [NY Times]

MillerCoors is suing the New England Patriots for reneging on a sponsorship deal and going with Anheuser-Busch InBev instead. [CNBC]

Supermarkets in New York still can't sell wine, but you can now buy beer at the dollar store in Arkansas. [Reuters]

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