Uncorkings 9.20

News and notes from the world of wine.

The New York Times reported that a small but growing number of restaurateurs are experimenting with iPad technology to present wine lists.

Gruppo Campari acquired three brands from William Grant & Sons: Carolans, Frangelico and Irish Mist.

According to Bloomberg News, international wine sales at the three main auction houses look set to reach a record $200 million in 2010 as Asia’s thirst for fine French vintages, particularly trophy-label red Bordeaux, pushes up prices.

Texas chef Mark Zable created what he claims to be the world’s first recipe for deep-fried beer.

Kathleen Fetzer, matriarch of the Fetzer wine making dynasty, died last week at the age of 88. 

Published on September 20, 2010