Booze is to Steph Curry as spinach is to Popeye, according to Draymond Green

Thank you, USA Today, for bringing our attention to this most entertaining Draymond Green interview from ESPN’s Sam Alipour. They wear Mario and Luigi hats. It’s charming. But we’re not here because it’s charming. We’re here because, as USA Today rightly highlights, Green credits the current Warriors dynasty in part…

Cheating scandal rocks wine world’s prestigious Master Sommelier exam

The 2012 documentary Somm was the first glimpse most people gained of the rigorous Master Sommelier exam. It’s a grueling written, oral, and tasting process that, when it’s passed, confers the rank of Master Sommelier. It’s so difficult that only 274 people have attained this rank since it was created in 1969. Then…

The California wine industry is worried about “smoke taint” from wildfires

The record-breaking wildfires in California, Oregon, and British Columbia have caused an unbelievable amount of damage, with more than 10,000 homes destroyed and dozens of people killed since October 2017, per the Los Angeles Times. It’s grim stuff, grimmer by far than how those fires affect the wine industry on the…

Mesmerizing video captures 8,000 gallons of prosecco exploding from a winery

It’s a video that’s as heartbreaking—especially for lovers of sparking wine—as it is mesmerizing. The Evening Standard reports that 30,000 liters, or about 8,000 gallons, of prosecco exploded from a fermentation tank at the L’enoteca Zanardo Giussano in Conegliano, Veneto, Italy. Fortunately, an employee was on hand…

Aldi U.K. knows what people want, releases “hangover-proof” Prosecco 

When it comes to the wine, beer, and spirits selection at Aldi’s U.K. locations, the collective longing of The Takeout staff is well-documented. That’s not a slight on Aldi’s U.S. locations, by any means, but we just don’t get things like their color-changing gin or their award-winning whiskey in these parts. With…