After an avalanche of protest, The European Commission has dropped a plan to allow rosé wine to be made by blending red and white wines. Thanks God! [New York Times]
Tyler Colman to discuss his book "A Year in Wine" at James Beard House. [Dr. Vino]
Martin Cate, of Forbidden Island fame, plans to open a new rum bar called Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco. Fall 2009 is the target date. [Trader Tiki]
Camper English writes about the cocktails of Charles H. Baker Jr. in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Time Out New York takes a look at the theatre crowd hangout, Bar Centrale.