Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere:
– As America’s wine culture matures, quality wine can be found in unexpected states from Idaho to Texas.
– 45 million-year-old shells beneath France’s Champagne region are believed to have influenced the local terroir.
– Food Republic expounds the merits of Italy’s Cerasuolo, a lesser known rosé version of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo.
– Roald Dahl was an avid wine lover, amassing a collection that included 1,000 cases of highly coveted examples of 1982 Bordeaux.
– Finally, Thrillist pegs Detroit as America’s next great cocktail city.
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