The City’s Best Inexpensive Wine Lists; The World’s Most Expensive Whiskies


Dale DeGroff, often cited as the father of the cocktail renaissance, will star in On the Town With Dale DeGroff: A Salute to Saloons, Neighborhood Bars and Legendary Cocktail Palaces, at the Cornelia Street Café this October. The musical cabaret show isn’t such a stretch for the celebrity mixologist, who was once a struggling actor.
[Diner’s Journal]

The “Thirsty 13,” a group of drinkers, set a new Guinness World Record by hitting 200-plus bars in 10 hours, breaking the previous record of 170 bars.
[NY Daily News]

Frankies Spuntino, Junoon, and Roman’s made Eric Asimov’s list of best inexpensive wine lists in the city.
[NY Times]

A profile of Tonya Cornett, the award-winning brewmaster at Bend Brewery in Oregon, reveals some of her winning secrets.
[Wall Street Journal]

Pernod Ricard is releasing the only 21 bottles of limited edition “Tribute to Honor” Royal Salute whiskey, probably the most expensive ever, made at $200,000 a bottle.
[Wall Street Journal]

As Macallan’s only official outpost in the U.S., the new £10 lounge at the Montage Beverly Hills hotel exclusively sells the 64 Years Old single malt for $60,000 per shot.
[Business Insider]

Pulque, the fermented precursor to tequila, is making a comeback among hip, young drinkers in Mexico City after generations of unpopularity.

Beverage corporation Diageo is planning a $9.7 million project to convert grain waste from Scotch distilleries to biofuel.

eBay has become the most high-profile black market for beer, much to the ire of some of the world’s best brewers.
[Washington Post]