Daily News: Brooklyn’s Only Rooftop Vineyard, Roasted Bull Testicle Beer

Pinot Noir

Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere:

– Rooftop Reds, Brooklyn’s only winery currently growing grapes in the borough, takes urban farming to new heights with their 14,000-square-foot vineyard perched atop the Navy Yard.

– The latest wine rating system, launched by a former investment banker, relies on a 1,000-point scale and the assumption that quality can be quantified.

– In The Guardian, Rex Pickett, author of Sideways, recounts how his love for Pinot Noir drove him from the depths of depression to “lyrical heights.”

– For women portrayed on TV, wine has become a visual cue, signifying a uniquely feminine form of stress.

– Finally, roasted bull testicles and beard yeast are just two of the unusual ingredients that have John Wray asking whether craft beer has finally gone too far.

[Photo: Flickr/Jim Fischer]