Booze News: Obscure Grapes, Bartenders’ Last Drinks


A roundup of some great booze stories and lists floating around recently:

Tasting Table NYC shows us where to get wines made with the obscure Romorantin grape, which until recently “has remained virtually unknown to all but the geekiest hardcore drinkers because the wines made from it are produced exclusively in France’s microscopic Cour-Chevery region.”

In the Times, Eric Asimov talks with a trusted associate of Rudy Kurniawan, the rare wine dealer recently charged with fraud.

Find out what NYC’s top bartending talent, including Dushan Zaric of Employees Only, Theo Lieberman of Milk & Honey, and Julie Reiner of Lani Kai, pour themselves at the end of their shifts at Imbibe.

Chuck Cowdery tells us that the rye boom is so big that some producers are struggling to keep with demand.

Food Republic rolls out with a top 10 craft breweries list.

At Ephemeral New York, a brief history of Blarney Stone bars in NYC.