President Obama Makes White House Beer; Mad Men Has Helped Boost Whiskey Sales
Making the case for beer at breakfast: Forget mimosas; start your day with a coffee beer or even a maple brew.
[Wall Street Journal]
A case of 1990 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Burgundy sold for $297,400 in Hong Kong, setting a world record for that vintage.
Terroir is such a big deal in Burgundy that two wines made from grapes grown just a five-minute walk apart can differ vastly in flavor and color.
Yet another candidate for world's most expensive whisky: Dalmore 62, which recently sold for more than $196,000, the highest price ever paid for a standard bottle of Scotch.
Apparently, all the delicious drinking scenes on AMC's Mad Men have helped boost whiskey sales. It's being called "The Mad Men Effect."
[Marie Claire UK]
The wine-grape supply in California is shrinking, according to new research. A sluggish economy and unusually cool weather are to blame.