Cult Japanese Wine Manga Soon Available in English; Riesling Heating Up


Sean Hoard, a 23-year-old NYU grad and a member of Team USA at the 42BELOW Cocktail World Cup in New Zealand, shares the recipe for his winning Wellington Fizz, a vodka-based cocktail incorporating kiwi, passionfruit, club soda, and an egg white.
[NY Daily News]

Japan’s popular wine manga series, Drops Of God, will finally be translated into English this year. So far, the only non-Asian language it’s available in is French.
[Digital Spy]

Olivier Krug, the sixth generation in the Krug Champagne family, says he gets along with the corporate bosses at LVMH, which now owns his family’s business.
[Wall Street Journal]

Asia Pacific Breweries from Singapore, Firestone Walker from Paso Robles, Calif., and Ballast Point from San Diego, Calif. took top honors at the World Beer Cup in Chicago.
[World Beer Cup]

With her new book Japanese Cocktails, Yuri Kato helps bust the myth that sushi should be paired with sake. In Japan, it’s best enjoyed with whiskey.
[Chicago Tribune]

A roundup of the best in-flight signature cocktails includes Delta’s It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere, Cathay Pacific’s Cloud Nine, and Virgin America’s Le Tourment Vert drinks.

Attention Riesling lovers: true kabinetts have been in short supply in recent years due to warmer temperatures, and those available are in fact more like spätlese.