Mezcal Still the Next Big Thing; Pinot Grigio Makes a Comeback Among Snobs


Officials are moving forward with plans to replace the dated bar cars on Metro-North Railroad’s Connecticut trains with new cars that look more like a sit-down pubs on wheels.
[Wall Street Journal]

VinPerfect, a new type of screw cap that regulates air into the wine bottle, joins the synthetic wine cork wars.
[Fast Company]

Craft breweries continue to be bought by bigger companies: Anchor Brewing by Fritz Maytag, the maker of Magic Hat by North American Breweries, and Butte Creek Brewing by Mendocino Brewing Co.

For the last few years, mezcal has been touted as the Next Big Thing. Eric Asimov enlists Mayahuel’s Philip Ward for a tasting of 20 of them.
[NY Times]

It might be time to take another look at Pinot Grigio despite its continued mainstream success and common mediocrity.
[Wall Street Journal]

There are literally hundreds of wineries in a 150-mile radius of New York City. A roundup of wine trails includes wineries in New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut.
[Wall Street Journal]

A new study links beer consumption to psoriasis in women. Apparently, drinking beer, excluding light beer, may increase women’s risk of developing the disease.

Champagne should be poured like beer, in a tilted glass, scientists say, as it maintains the concentration of bubbles, which makes for better drinking.
[NY Times]

The world’s most expensive wines, like Bordeaux’s Chateaux Lafite Rothschild, Margaux, and Latour, and Burgundy’s Romanee-Conti, are selling at or above high 2007 prices.

A new iPhone app available on iTunes called Mad Men Cocktail Culture tests users’ mixology skills.


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