New York Drinkers Mourn Two Booze Pioneers; Arkansas Now Distilling, Too


Eric Asimov remembers Ray Deter of d.b.a., who died Sunday following a bike accident on June 27, calling Deter’s bar “groundbreaking.”
[Diner’s Journal]

Debra Whiting of Red Newt Cellars and Bistro on Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes, a food and wine pioneer in the region, has died in a car crash.

Maybe you should trade in your 401(k) for a vodka distillery. At least that’s what Don Poffenroth of Dry Fly vodka in Spokane, Washington, did.

Arkansas now has its own “first distillery since Prohibition.” Rock Town Distillery has just released Arkansas Young Bourbon Whiskey.
[PR Newswire]

India has decided to allow the Scotch Whisky Association to use a geographical designation on bottles to counter local distillers’ fake Scotch.
[Wall Street Journal]

Daniel Radcliffe, star of the Harry Potter movies, has admitted to GQ that he has an alcohol problem and has since given up drinking.

Biodynamic wines made a splash at Vinexpo this year, with a small group of producers presenting their wines under the “Return to Terroir” banner.