Fucking Beer; Hipster Moonshine

New wine shops around the city are run by enthusiastic wine nerds who promote discussion, make more good bottles available to more people and, most importantly, offer friendly advice.
[NY Times]

The Frugal Traveler advises on how to drink for free in New York using online resources like BoozeParty.net and PulseJFK.com's Twitter feed, and by visiting wine shop tastings.
[NY Times]

A brewer in the U.K. has won the right to market a beer named after the Austrian village of Fucking. The original name, Fucking Hell beer, was rejected.

The Bronfman sisters, heiresses to the Seagram liquor fortune, lost nearly $100 million over the course of their involvement with a cult.
[NY Post]

Moonshine isn't just for hillbillies anymore. The book Chasing the White Dog by Max Watman documents the rise of hipster moonshine.
[The Atlantic]

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