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)
More than 1 in 8 Americans are now alcoholics.
And the rise among women is particularly disturbing:
Chipoltle closes store overrun by mice.
When it rains, it pours (rodents, in this case):
A master craftsman looks back on 50 years in the wine industry.
Pierre Seilan, winemaker for Chateau Lassegue in St.-Emilion and Sonoma’s Verité:
We all aspire to be goldfish.
The fish survive in freezing conditions by turning their body’s lactic acid into alcohol:
A Chinese tourist paid $10,000 for a shot of 1878 Macallan at a Swiss Hotel.
Only problem was, the whisky turned out to be fake:
Fair is fair.
Speaking of China: A restaurant is offering customer discounts based on bra size.