Looking for a locavoric gift this holiday season? Brooklyn Winery, Brooklyn Oenology, and the Red Hook Winery are among hyper-local wine producers right here in New York City.
Champagne isn’t the only French bubbly. Eric Asimov samples a Huët Pétillant sparkling Vouvray, Langlois-Château Crémant from Loire, and Parigot Crémant from Burgundy.
Ethiopians are outraged over track star Haile Gebrselassie signing on as a spokesman for Johnnie Walker, as they say endorsing booze sends the wrong message.
Firefly, maker of the tea-flavored vodka, is launching Skinny Tea, a version with fewer calories and no carbs. It will be in stores in March 2011.
Apparently, Danes believe that soaking your bare feet in vodka will get you drunk. But a recent study proves this is bogus.
[The Stranger via Alcademics]
Hong Kong’s Wine in the Dark is a wine-tasting experience conducted in darkness and led by visually impaired guides for the cost of about $71.
[Wall Street Journal]
Sixties supermodel Evelyn Kuhn is suing Belgian brewer Stella Artois for using stock photos of her in its latest ad campaign.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 21, 2010