Drinkhacker Reads – 11.18.2013 – Wine Spectator Releases Top 100 Wines of 2013

Wine Spectator‘s Top 100 Wines List of 2013 was unveiled this morning to much fanfare, with the Cune Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva taking top honors. The site also has a feature where users can trace the entire history of the list dating back to 1988. Congrats to all making this distinctive list. [Wine Spectator]

Bacardi rum has unveiled its new, expansive global media campaign. “Untameable” will include several new television and digital ads and expansive print layouts highlighting the company’s 150+ year history. The brand’s packaging will also be redesigned and unified with a new aesthetic. [Bacardi]

Glenfiddich has unveiled the final details of its Spirit Of A Nation expression, aged 29 years in a single sherry cask before finishing in an American oak cask. The edition is limited to just 250 bottles, with only 200 being available to the general public at price tag of $1,600. The launch coincides with the beginning of an expedition to the South Pole by veterans in order to raise awareness for Walking With The Wounded, a charity for injured veterans. [Glenfiddich]

And finally today, in science news: Fred Minnick and Scientific American take on the debate about vodka being labeled “gluten-free”, the NHTSA wants automakers to speed up an alcohol-detection device which would prevent cars from starting, and NPR explains “wine tears.”

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