Headlines\r\nThe Next Game of Thrones Beer Is On Tap\r\nCooperstown\u2019s Brewery Ommegang will release its latest Game of Thrones-inspired beer in March. The beer, Seven Kingdoms, is promised as a hoppy wheat ale that\u2019s \u201ca marriage of a traditional Belgian-style wheat and a hop-forward American ale\u2014but unlike so many of the marriages on the show, the resulting hoppy wheat is pleasant, playful and inspired.\u201d\r\n\r\n\u201cThis last season, the imaginativeness of the show was pretty astounding, so we aimed for a beer that could hope to match that,\u201d says Mike McManus,\r\n\r\nOmmegang\u2019s innovation manager. \u201cA fusion of two wonderful styles was an idea that really excited our team.\u201d\r\n\r\nSeven Kingdoms is Ommegang\u2019s latest Game of Thrones brew, joining Three-Eyed Raven, Fire and Blood, Iron Throne, Valar Morghulis and Take The Black Stout. This latest brew has 6.9% alcohol and will sell for $10.\r\nLondon\u2019s Vinopolis To Close\r\nAccording to Drinks Business, Vinopolis, London\u2019s self-proclaimed \u201cleading wine experience\u201d is set to close after 16 years, nearly 1.3 million visitors and 560,000 bottles of wine served. It opened to great fanfare in 1999, devoting 2\u00bd acres to wine and spirit tastings, wine-themed dinners, master classes and special events.\r\n\r\nIn 2012, the venue went through a major renovation costing several million dollars, adding interactive displays and an onsite winery.\r\n\r\n\u201cIt is naturally a very sad day,\u201d says Vinopolis managing director Samantha Anderson. \u201cVinopolis is something of a London landmark\u2026 but this is the best possible decision for the business and its shareholders. We have come to the end of what could reasonably be achieved with the wine experience and feel that it is time for new life to be breathed into the timeless space.\u201d\r\n\r\nThat new life looks to be more high-end retail in the Borough Market.\r\nIf You Give Me Weed, Whites and Wine\u2026\r\n\u201cWeed in every liquor store?\u201d asks Toronto\u2019s Globe and Mail newspaper. That\u2019s a very real prospect given Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau\u2019s stated goal of marijuana legalization. Now, liquor stores across the land are seeking a piece of the action.\r\n\r\nIt began with British Columbia\u2019s private liquor retailers teaming up with the union representing workers in the province\u2019s public system to call for marijuana sales in both types of liquor outlet. Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne have also shown interest.\r\nThis Holiday Season How About A Rolls Royce Cocktail Hamper?\r\nFor just under $40,000, you may be among the lucky 15 who land a custom cocktail hamper from Rolls Royce, according to The Spirits Business.\r\n\r\nIt\u2019s handcrafted from American walnut and the same leather that lines its car interiors. Inside are four handmade decanters, four tumblers, a cocktail shaker, an ice bucket, ice tongs, bottle opener, knife, two plates, napkins, cocktail sticks, food containers, straws, stirring spoon, jigger, muddler, crusher, atomizer, strainer, glass serving tray and chopping board. The actual car must be purchased separately.\r\nDon\u2019t Clean Out That Man Cave Just Yet!\r\nDrinks Business reports that a collection of 87,000 vintage beer cans, saved over more than 40 years, has an estimated value of $1.6 million.\r\n\r\nThe owner of the collection, Jeff Lebo, also owns a Pennsylvania vacation property he\u2019s calling the Brewhouse Mountain Eco Inn. He rents it out to fellow brew lovers, and plans to convert it into a full time eco-resort. Though the entire beer can collection is not currently for sale, a few of the more valuable cans were sold to buy property in Costa Rica.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIn the Trade\u00a0\r\nE & J. Gallo Purchases The Ranch Winery in St. Helena\r\nE & J Gallo has completed the purchase of The Ranch Winery, a custom crush facility in St. Helena, California.\r\n\r\nThe Ranch Winery is located within 15 miles of Gallo\u2019s Louis M. Martini and William Hill wineries. The property spans more than 70 acres, with a winery crush capacity of 30,000 tons.\r\n\r\nIn addition, the acquisition includes 4.6 million cases of bottling capacity and storage for approximately 8 million gallons. Gallo already owns 14 wineries throughout California and Washington. This purchase supports the company\u2019s desire to have additional premium and luxury capacity in the Napa Valley.\r\n\r\n\u201cThis purchase supports the company\u2019s continued growth in the super premium and luxury wine segment,\u201d says Roger Nabedian, senior vice president and general manager of Gallo\u2019s premium wine division. \u201cWe look forward to integrating The Ranch Winery into our premium wine strategy and working with the existing customers."\r\nRegions Tackle Climate Change\r\nWine producers are in a unique position to understand climate change, say Linda Reiff and Vincent Perrin writing for The Hill, noting producers\u2019 intimate connections to the land and the grapes.\r\n\r\nIt\u2019s terroir that elevates the world\u2019s finest wines, creating distinguishing characteristics. Citing Champagne and Napa as two leading examples, Reiff and Perrin point to decreasing carbon emissions in vineyards and wineries, the introduction of lighter bottles, reduced water usage and waste recycling as important long-term strategies.\r\n\r\n\u201cChampagne and Napa Valley are taking steps to fight climate change without hurting business,\u201d the authors conclude. \u201cIn fact, many of the producers see these initiatives as having economic as well as environmental benefits.\u201d\r\nSherry Now Has Its Own Domain\u2014Sherry.wine\r\nSherry Wines has become the first company in the world to use a \u201c.wine\u201d domain name, replacing its sherry.org Web address. Cesar Salda\u00f1a, general manager of the Sherry Wine Council, says that the new site offers a perfect synergy with recent rebranding efforts.\r\n\r\n\u201cIt makes sense to finish the year with yet more innovation, as the first wine region to use the dot-wine domain,\u201d he says. 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