Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere:
– Flame-branded citrus peels, custom garnish picks and chiseled ice cubes are just a few of the creative ways bars have started inscribing logos onto their drinks.
– Frascati, a wine known as a papal favorite in the 17th century, fell from favor as quality declined, but recently, a few notable producers have brought new attention to the crisp, Italian white.
– Jackson Family Wines has bought boutique Sonoma winery, Copain, the second major acquisition for the brand in recent months.
– Looking for a simpler approach to wine production, a San Francisco startup has begun producing synthetic wine without grapes, relying instead on the combination of flavor compounds and ethanol to mimic the tastes of top rated bottles.
– When his local London Lager began to be brewed in the Netherlands, Matt Clinch was prompted to ask whether craft beer has lost its essence to globalization.
– Finally, frozen booze cubes are now a thing, thanks to a $7,999 machine capable of cooling alcohol to its freezing point.
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