Women Drinking More Whiskey; New York Hop Farming Returns

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Heavy promotion is planned this holiday season to showcase New York wineries.
[USA Today]

China is now one of the top five growers of grapevines in the world. And the local wines, it turns out, are improving each year.
[Baltimore Sun]

The French wine harvest concluded last week, with output rising to a five-year high thanks to clement weather.
[Businessweek]

Call it the Don Draper effect: More women are drinking whiskey. With notes of vanilla, honey, and caramel, the flavors in whiskey are actually rather feminine.
[MSNBC]

Rye whiskey is so hot these days that distilleries are struggling to keep up with the ever-growing demand.
[Nation's Restaurant News]

Shopping for that hard-to-buy-for loved one? Get that person what he or she surely doesn't have: a barrel of whiskey.
[Forbes]

Drum roll, please: Here are the five most expensive vodkas in the world. And, yes, a vodka called Diva for $1 million makes the cut.
[One India Living]

Farmers and craft brewers are trying to revive New York's hop-growing culture. Statewide hop acreage could double by next year.
[NY Times]

Big trouble could be in store for the makers of a product being marketed as "alcohol free whiskey."
[Drinks Business]


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