English Sparklers May Dazzle Royal Wedding Guests; 200-Year-Old Bubbly Could Go for $82K


English sparkling wines are getting so good that they might be served at the royal wedding, as they were at Queen Elizabeth II’s 80th birthday party.
[NY Times]

Meanwhile, beer-happy guests at the royal wedding won’t be too pleased to learn that no suds will be served at the event.

A copyright-infringement case has broken out between two wine companies that each want “Mommy” on their bottles. It’s Mommyjuice vs. Mommy’s Time Out. Cringe.

Canadian whisky is hoping to shake loose its “brown vodka” image with several new small-batch releases.
[NY Times]

In case you haven’t already read about it, ice is a big deal in the cocktail world these days. The Journal reiterates this fact with a guide to specialty ice.
[Wall Street Journal]

A guide to the Buck — a drink made with citrus and ginger, and served in a Collins glass — includes versions from Dram and Employees Only.

Two bottles of champagne, thought to be about 200 years old and salvaged from a 19th-century shipwreck in the Baltic Sea, could fetch some $82,000 at auction.

Mickey Nilsson, a Kentucky man, has invented a car that runs on bourbon, apparently inspired by the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 26, 2011

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