Putting the Swine in Wine: Making Bacon Cabernet

Bacon wine

Bacon flavorings have found their way into every­thing from tooth­paste and mouthwash to candy, gum and even condoms in the bacon-mania that has swept the nation. Most of these products, we must stress, are only bacon-flavored, but some use actual meat. […]

Kellogg’s To Enter Flavored-Vodka Market

America’s fasci­nation with flavored spirits has entered an entirely new dimension. On the heels of Pernod Ricard’s just-released trio of Mama Walker’s breakfast-inspired liqueurs — Maple Bacon, Blue­berry Pancake and Glazed Donut — Kellogg’s has announced that it is jumping into the beverage alcohol market. […]

Parker Taps Heimoff as Next Cali-Critic

World-famous wine critic Robert M. Parker Jr., who rocked the wine world in December by announcing the sale of his newsletter The Wine Advocate to Singapore-based investors—and then again in March by suing his former lead critic Antonio Galloni for fraud, defamation and turning into a weenie—has shocked enophiles yet again. […]

Man Sues Parker for Life ‘Wasted’ Drinking ‘Overpriced’ Wine

Robert M. Parker, Jr.

A man from Texas is suing Robert M. Parker, Jr. the founder and former owner of The Wine Advocate for what he is calling a “lifetime wasted drinking profoundly expensive wine I don’t even like.” The man said he trusted Parker “to choose the best wines” and was willing to pay what he now realizes are exor­bitant prices. […]