Brooklyn Gets a New Vodka; Can Wine Protect You From Sunburn?


Sean “Diddy” Combs’s entourage was stopped by French customs for trying to bring too much of his Ciroc vodka into the country.
[NY Post]

A look at boxed wines found that offerings from Wineberry and From the Tank by Jenny & François Selections were best.
[NY Times]

Lucas Bols, the Dutch genever producer, is launching a barrel-aged edition, matured in a mix of old and new French barrels for 18 months. [Diner’s Journal]

How do we get tipsy? Shots get you more drunk than slow sips of wine; drinking on an empty stomach is a bad idea; and carbonation raises alcohol levels faster.
[Wall Street Journal]

The North Fork of Long Island’s wine region is stepping up its restaurant offerings to cater to the oeno-tourism crowd.
[NY Times]

The owners of the Whiskey Brooklyn bar have launched a new whiskey store next door, stocking more than 100 brands.
[Diner’s Journal]

Absolut’s latest publicity campaign is Absolut Blank, in which artists from around the world designed artwork for the bottles.
[Huffington Post]

Brooklyn has a new local spirit. Brooklyn Republic Vodka is made in Clinton Hill by an Eastern European immigrant family.
[CBS Local]

A new study suggests that flavonoids in wine could help protect skin from the effects of ultraviolet rays, including sunburn.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 2, 2011

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