Port Stages a Comeback; Pumpkin Beer Season Returns


Port has made a steady decline in the past decade with 12 million fewer bottles sold last year. But producers are hoping for a comeback.

Dan Aykroyd is now allowed to drink at home. His Crystal Head vodka, once banned, is now being sold in the actor’s native Ontario, Canada.

Long Island is among the wine regions calling for truth in wine labeling. Consumers say where a wine comes from is an important factor in what they choose to buy.
[Long Island Business News]

While denying any interest in a takeover, both Pernod-Ricard and Diageo seem to have been eyeing Jim Beam ever since it purchased Skinnygirl cocktails.

Jim Murray’s 2012 Whisky Bible has named Old Pulteney Scotch the World Whisky of the Year, beating out 1,200 whiskies from around the world.

Bordeaux, known as one of the world’s most expensive wine regions, can be intimidating. Here is a guide that demystifies it and reveals its better deals.
[Wall Street Journal]

It’s that time of year again when brewhouses start churning out the once-a-year treat that is pumpkin beer. Here’s where to find it in New York.