Tales of the Cocktail Recap; Priciest White Wine Ever Sold


If you couldn’t make it down to New Orleans for Tales of the Cocktail this year, here’s what you missed.

You can now get a drink in Utah, but the state’s liquor laws, which are heavily influenced by the Mormon Church, which is headquartered there, are still pretty complicated.
[NY Times]

In the city’s various Chinatowns, there is a huge market for homemade rice wine, which is sold illegally.
[NY Times]

The Pisco industry in Peru, and, to a lesser extent, Chile, is making a big push to market the grape brandy in the U.S.
[Wall Street Journal]

A bottle of 1811 Chateau d’Yquem has sold for $117,000, the most expensive white wine ever purchased.
[Wall Street Journal]