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.
Apparently, a number of NFL players make wine, but the league prohibits them from openly marketing it.
Why should you drink assyrtiko from Santorini, blaufränkisch from Austria, or frappato from Sicily? Well, because these days you can.
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.
The maker of Sapporo beer is looking to acquire a premium beer brand in the United States to expand its North American market share.
Rheingold Beer, once the most popular brand in New York, is coming back. A company called Drinks America is reviving the brand.