Weird World of Wine: A News Round-Up

Sparkling wine at Schramsberg Vineyards
Sparkling wine at Schramsberg Vineyards
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Slate: The William Koch lawsuit over counterfeit wine sparks a look at how a $10,000 bottle of wine is a show of "prestige, rarity and age" and not necessarily of quality.

NPR: New Jersey winemakers are seeking to formalize a geographical label of sorts -- Outer Coastal Plain -- to circumvent stereotypes of the state and its reputation in wine.

New York Times: Single-serving wine by Zipz will now be available at a baseball stadium near you.

Oregon Live: Oregon winemakers can now sell wine by the refillable growler after state lawmakers passed unanimously a bill that treats "wine the same way the state treats beer."

Smart Planet: The International Journal of Entrepreneurship reports a noticeable drop in wine drinking among young French people.

USA Today: Sixers guard Royal Ivey inadvertently demonstrates the hazards of drinking wine courtside.

Wine Spectator: SNL alum and memoirist Rachel Dratch talks wine, from her initial foray to feeling self-conscious over ordering pinot grigio.

Metro: Drew Barrymore is keeping busy with the launch of Barrymore Wines.

Good Morning America: Among Easter candy pairings, a sparkling rosé is matched with Peeps and a Madeira is recommended to accompany Cadbury Creme Eggs.

Today: In a game of wine pong with Kathie Lee Gifford, Jimmy Fallon apparently used a less-than-desirable varietal, prompting a post-show note from the Today host.

And in related news:

- Q & A With Lou Amdur: Glazed Hams, Slutty Chardonnays + What to Drink at Easter/a>

- Behind the Wine List: David Myers' Hinoki & The Bird

- Q & A With Costco's Syd Birenbaum: Best Bargain Wines, $18,000 Sales + His Cure For Your Never-Ending Headache


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