Women Drinking More Whiskey; New York Hop Farming Returns


Heavy promotion is planned this holiday season to showcase New York wineries.
[USA Today]

China is now one of the top five growers of grapevines in the world. And the local wines, it turns out, are improving each year.
[Baltimore Sun]

The French wine harvest concluded last week, with output rising to a five-year high thanks to clement weather.

Call it the Don Draper effect: More women are drinking whiskey. With notes of vanilla, honey, and caramel, the flavors in whiskey are actually rather feminine.

Rye whiskey is so hot these days that distilleries are struggling to keep up with the ever-growing demand.
[Nation’s Restaurant News]

Shopping for that hard-to-buy-for loved one? Get that person what he or she surely doesn’t have: a barrel of whiskey.

Drum roll, please: Here are the five most expensive vodkas in the world. And, yes, a vodka called Diva for $1 million makes the cut.
[One India Living]

Farmers and craft brewers are trying to revive New York’s hop-growing culture. Statewide hop acreage could double by next year.
[NY Times]

Big trouble could be in store for the makers of a product being marketed as “alcohol free whiskey.”
[Drinks Business]

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