Food & Wine reports on Lord of the Rings wine. "The 2015 Aragorn Appellation Lussac - St. Émilion Contrôlée ($25) is “a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec” described as “a wine fit for a king as mighty and honorable as Aragorn.”
Bloomberg says Canadians consume almost as much weed as wine. "Canadians consumed as much as C$6.2 billion ($4.8 billion) of marijuana in 2015, almost as much as they spent on wine, the federal statistics agency said Monday as it gears up to officially track weed when it becomes legal next year."
The New York Times explores Armagnac. “There’s such a need for education when it comes to Armagnac,” said Nicolas Palazzi, the owner of PM Spirits in Bushwick, Brooklyn, an importer of several Armagnac brands, including Domaine d’Espérance, one of the spirits poured at the tasting. “We go out, and we explain, and we do training and we let people taste the stuff. At our level, it’s one buyer at a time. We’re creating our own demand.”