Drinkhacker Reads – 10.16.2012

Good news for grape lovers: The North Bay Business Journal’s Jeff Quackenbush is reporting that the harvest for the Sonoma and Napa region could potentially result in the biggest yield in three years, potentially as high as 15 to 20 percent higher than normal. [North Bay Business Journal]

The Wall Street Journal crafts a profile on Bill Foley, former head of Fidelity National and proprietor of over 13 wineries worldwide. [WSJ]

A rare beer auction was held in Portland over this past weekend, raising money for a non-profit organization serving the city’s at-risk and homeless youth. Over $17,000 was raised, with the big hit of the night a package of rare Westvleteren beers that sold for over $300. [KOIN]

Forbes reports on Dewar’s Master Blender Stephanie Macleod, the seventh Master Blender in the company’s history, and also the first female to hold the distinguished title. [Forbes]

And finally, another excellent roundup of the Chicago Beer Festival, this time from National Public Radio’s Bill Chappell. [NPR]

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