Weird World of Wine: A News Round-Up
Slate: The William Koch lawsuit over counterfeit wine sparks a look at how a $10,000 bottle of wine is a show of "prestige, rarity and age" and not necessarily of quality.
flickr/maureen lunn Sparkling wine at Schramsberg Vineyards
NPR: New Jersey winemakers are seeking to formalize a geographical label of sorts -- Outer Coastal Plain -- to circumvent stereotypes of the state and its reputation in wine.
New York Times: Single-serving wine by Zipz will now be available at a baseball stadium near you.
Oregon Live: Oregon winemakers can now sell wine by the refillable growler after state lawmakers passed unanimously a bill that treats "wine the same way the state treats beer."
Smart Planet: The International Journal of Entrepreneurship reports a noticeable drop in wine drinking among young French people.
USA Today: Sixers guard Royal Ivey inadvertently demonstrates the hazards of drinking wine courtside.
Wine Spectator: SNL alum and memoirist Rachel Dratch talks wine, from her initial foray to feeling self-conscious over ordering pinot grigio.
Metro: Drew Barrymore is keeping busy with the launch of Barrymore Wines.
Good Morning America: Among Easter candy pairings, a sparkling rosé is matched with Peeps and a Madeira is recommended to accompany Cadbury Creme Eggs.
Today: In a game of wine pong with Kathie Lee Gifford, Jimmy Fallon apparently used a less-than-desirable varietal, prompting a post-show note from the Today host.
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- Behind the Wine List: David Myers' Hinoki & The Bird
- Q & A With Costco's Syd Birenbaum: Best Bargain Wines, $18,000 Sales + His Cure For Your Never-Ending Headache
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