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Wine Outta Red Hook; Hop Obama Will Rise Again

• None of the banned Hop Obama was served at Sixpoint Craft Ales' fourth-anniversary party at Barcade on Tuesday, but the brewers did reveal that the beer will soon resurface with a different, more legal name. [City Room/NYT]

• For the first time since at least 1959, beer sales have been negatively affected by the economic climate. [FiveThirtyEight via EV Grieve]

• Fashion meets food this fall when the Council of Fashion Designers of America will release a cookbook featuring recipes from 100 designers. [WWD via Eat Me Daily]

• Nespresso, Nestlé's premium-espresso-pod division, is the company's fastest-growing brand. [NYT]

• Snapple, apparently the "official beverage of New York City," is being relaunched with a new label and without any high-fructose corn syrup. [City Room/NYT]

• The first vintage from Red Hook Winery will soon be bottled, and so far, the wines taste pretty good. [Brooklyn Paper]

• Demand at food banks increased 30 percent in 2008, and pantries are scrambling to accommodate the newly poor. [NYT]

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