The middle of September is often a rough time for the service industry, but there was still plenty of news to go around. In the wine world Rudy Kurniwan was back in the news along with weed wine. In America craft beer cities are getting ranked and Oktoberfest is underway in Bavaria. In China, spirits are on the boom. For all these stories and more, read on through.
- Decanter takes a good look at California’s heat wave and the potential damages to the 2017 vintage.
- Rudy Kurniwan, wine counterfeiter of Sour Grapes infamy, lost the final appeal of his ten year prison sentence.(Reuters)
- #Spoiler Alert. The Fresno Bee reports that weed wine is now a trend in California.
- Apparently, Kate Hudson has an entire workout centered around wine. (Delish)
- Oktoberfest is in full swing and HuffPo has some cool photos. Plus, fans of the beautiful game will appreciate this cameo appearance at the fest from the Bayern Munich squad. (Daily Mail)
- Russell Gokdenberg over at The Pudding has an interesting analysis of which cities are leading the craft beer charge featuring some very cool graphics.
- Science News looks at a biochemist at Indiana University Bloomington who used his skills to launch a career in “yeast whispering”.
Cocktails & Spirits
- Tales of the Cocktail is under fire after a surprise decision to reinstate co-owner Paul Tuennerman just seven months after his resignation. (NP)
- The much ballyhooed Asian market only continues to grow. Spirit sales in China are now projected to top $450 billion by the year 2021. (The Spirits Business)
- Buffalo Trace Distillery released their 2017 Antique Collection whiskeys. And, Glenfiddich added to their Experimental Series with Glenfiddich Winter Storm, a single malt whisky finished in Canadian icewine cask. (BTN)