Happy Halloween! The past week was filled with acquisitions across the wine and beer worlds, and new releases of every sort of beverage imaginable. Plus, a Wisconsin man got arrested after getting trapped in a convenience store cooler and drinking the beer overnight. Check out the links below.
- Chateau Latour just bought Burgundy’s famed Clos de Tart. (Decanter)
- Forbes has a great interview with France’s first female Master of Wine.
- Wine Country Wildfire Fallout: For undocumented workers, the industry’s economic vitality, Day of Remembrance.
- We could be heading towards a global wine shortage. (WaPo)
- Halloween is here and there is plenty of advice about pairing wine with candy from Grub Street and HuffPo.
- “The Other Reformation” NPR delivers a keeper with this piece about Martin Luther’s big role in adding hops to beers.
- Sam Adams just released their latest Utopia beer, but it will cost you about $200 a bottle. The only problem is that it’s illegal in 12 states according to Esquire.
- Harpoon is getting bigger with the acquisition of Clown Shoes Brewing. (Beer Street Journal)
- On a lighter note, check out the story of one Wisconsin man who got trapped in a convenience store cooler overnight, decided to drink some beer while he was in there, and then got arrested. (WREG)
- Pappy Van Winkle is about to drop their latest batch of bottles. All the details here. (Neat Pour)
- Whisky is still in. Scotch export values increased 3.4% to $2.4 billion in the first half of 2017. (The Spirits Business)
- VinePair has a cool explainer on the ten most popular botanicals in gin.
- The Balvenie rolled out their insane, third chapter of their DCS Compendium and Hennessy introduced a limited edition cognac. More here. (Neat Pour)