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  1. business
    When Smoke Gets in Your WineGrowers, vintners, and scientists are scrambling to protect California’s prized Napa Cab from the aftertaste of wildfires.
  2. trade wars
    Trump Administration Slaps 25 Percent Tariffs on European Foods and BoozeIncluding Italian cheeses and French wines.
  3. the top line
    ‘Everyone’ Hates Chardonnay. So Why Is It Still America’s Best-selling Wine?The blockbuster beverage you won’t admit you love.
  4. Tax Bill Will Make It Easier to Drown Your Sorrows Over the Tax BillIt didn’t get much attention, but the GOP tax bill gave a generous break to producers of beer, wine, and distilled spirits.
  5. select all
    It’s Amazon, But for WineThe cheapest bottle from Amazon’s new wine line retails for $20.
  6. The True Story Behind the Infamous Babadook Halloween-Costume Tweet“More of a grown-ups drinking wine vibe.”
  7. wine
    Jersey Man Accidentally Orders $3,750 Wine“Thirty-seven fifty” could mean a couple of things.
  8. Romney, Santorum Secret Service Names Revealed!Mitt is “Javelin.” Rick is “Petrus.”
  9. rock you like a hurricane
    What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Hurricane [Updated]What’s closed, where to stock up, and how to evacuate.
  10. booze
    Turns Out Drinking Even a Little Bit Can Maybe Give You CancerEven one pint of beer can raise your risk, says new research.
  11. the donald
    Because Having His Own Line of Vodka Isn’t Enough, Trump Buys WineryAmerica’s favorite mogul wants to stomp some grapes.
  12. mine under matter
    Chilean Miners’ Request for Wine and Cigarettes DeniedThey get patches and nicotine gum instead.
  13. the greatest depression
    It Just Doesn’t Feel Like Christmas in New York This YearSomething is amiss.
  14. ze french
    Beaujolais Wine Producers Sending Case to Barack ObamaLittle do they know, after Dijongate, the president is off all things French and fancy.
  15. 21 questions
    Lorraine Bracco Also Likes Marilyn Monroe PhotosName: Lorraine Bracco Age: 53 Job: Actress. Bracco has followed up her iconic role in The Sopranos with a stint on Lipstick Jungle as a whip-cracking publisher. Last night, Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment celebrated her Bracco Wines. Neighborhood: Chelsea Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional? Fanny Brice. What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York? Empire Diner’s roasted-chicken plate. In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job? Think and/or worry.
  16. in other news
    It’s Like ‘Six Degrees of Separation,’ But With WineNext time you uncork your cobweb-covered 1961 Mouton Rothschild and taste Two-Buck Chuck, you know whom to call: The FBI is hot on the trail of crafty con men passing off “inferior bottles” as historic vintages. The investigation, which is setting New York’s wine-snob circles abuzz, grew out of a lawsuit brought by billionaire William Koch; Koch forked over $500K a pop for several bottles supposedly once owned by Thomas Jefferson. Christie’s, which vouched for the bottles’ provenance, has been subpoenaed, as has the dealer who found (or “found”) the forgery. To be honest, we’ve never heard of this particular scam before — counterfeit wine! — but the more we think about it, the less we’re surprised. With the amount of money floating around the city, we’re clearly running out of status symbols (seriously: $800K duck decoys?). Someone’s gotta take advantage. Inquiry Looks at Accusations That Wines Had False Labels [NYT] Earlier: Duck! That Decoy Costs $800,000! [Daily Intel]
  17. photo op
    And It Doesn’t Even Come Wrapped in a Brown Bag Proof the gentrification of Manhattan has finally gone too far? They’re now offering thrice-weekly wine tastings in Penn Station.