A roundup of the most interesting food, wine and spirits stories on the web (because even Al Gore, who invented it, doesn't have time to read them all).
The Billion-Dollar Tequila
The week’s most important story was the billion-dollar buyout by Diageo of Casamigos, a tequila brand founded four years ago by George Clooney and friends. The implications of this deal will be simmering for some time, and I explore the ramifications of it here:
Cabernet Franc, meet Cabernet Sauvignon
In other beverage M & A news, Clos Rougeard, the cult Loire Valley wine most sommeliers would kill for, has been purchased by Chateau Montrose:
The best new restaurants in America
According to someone:
Is Vladimir Putin hacking the luxury vodka market?
When elections simply aren’t enough:
In case you’ve forgotten, it’s rosé season
America’s wine critics give their recommendations:
Would you pay $700 for a bottle of Wild Turkey?
Apparently a lot of people are doing so, as Wild Turkey “funk” has become the latest obsessive collectible. This is inside baseball, but a fascinating read for spirits geeks: