Daily News: Premier Cru Owner Sentenced, Fracking’s Effect on Wine


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

– Premier Cru owner John Fox was sentenced to six and a half years in prison for conducting a two decades-long Ponzi scheme.

– In National Geographic, the owners of Maryland’s Deep Creek Cellars discuss fears that fracking will negatively affect wine tourism in the area.

– In Northern California, marijuana dispensaries seem to be taking cues from winery tasting rooms.

– Finally, The New York Times profiles Andrew Harding, a former MTV executive, and Stephen Amell, who stars in the television drama, Arrow, who have launched the popular Hollywood wine club, Nocking Point.

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