Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Sipping News

Wine Spectator's John Shanken buys Malt Advocate, thus added a whiskey title to his empire of wine and cigars. If this merger ends up increasing the number of issues of MA, I'd say it's a good thing. (I write for both Wine Spectator and Malt Advocate.) [Cowdery]

Is it difficult to name cocktails? It's difficult to name them well, that's for sure. [NY Times]

The latest in liquor packaging: single serve plastic wine glasses. Jesus God. Even more tacky than box wine. Get 'em at Marks and Spencer! [Dr. Vino]

Slate takes a long look at the rare wine world, which many believe has been utterly "polluted by fraud." [Slate]

Eric Asimov drinks some American Gewurtztraminers and is disappointed. [NYT]

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