Drinkhacker Reads – 11.15.2012

A very engaging study issued by Wine Industry Insight reports that fewer folks are enjoying fancy wines or putting stock into wine reviews the way they used to. Still relevant? You decide. [Wine Industry Insight]

John Hansell and Whisky Advocate have posted their top releases of 2012. While we won’t spoil all the fun for your click-through, we are duty-bound to report there isn’t a Thomas Handy anywhere in sight. [Whisky Advocate]

Georges Duboeuf officially celebrated the official release of the 2012 Beaujolais Nouveau last night in New York City. Experiential event designer Adam Aleksander set the atmosphere for a performance featuring techno-illusionist Marco Tempest. It’ll be available soon. Very soon. Just as soon as the east coast can recover from the hurricane which ravaged the delivery network. [PR Newswire]

Samuel Adams is ready to launch the 10th anniversary edition of its Utopia line, just in time for the holidays. At a very robust 29% abv, it is aged in casks from Buffalo Trace and will be limited to about 10,000 bottles… and will not be available in about 16 states due to high alcohol content. Review coming soon. [PR Newswire]

The folks in the Wild Turkey marketing department seem to have been taking a nip off the old energy drink as of late. First a football-predicting turkey and now Jimmy Russell and company are petitioning President Obama to allow the nationally pardoned Thanksgiving turkey to live out its days at their distillery. No official response from the White House yet. Joe Biden is reportedly on the case. [PR Newswire]

And finally, the Southern Food Alliance has posted a short film on Julian Van Winkle and the history of the family bourbon. [Vimeo]


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