No Blended Rosé; The Tax-Fighting Beer Alliance

• The European Commission has dropped a plan to allow rosé wine to be made by blending red and white wines. [NYT]

• Small craft brewers and Big Beer are joining forces to fight beer taxes. [Mixmaster/Atlantic Food]

• A new test developed by researchers at Purdue could identify tainted food faster than current procedures do. [NYT]

• Boxed wine is less likely than bottled to have an unpleasant green-vegetable taste (or “ladybug taint”). [New Scientist via Awl]

• Awkward: On Saturday, Union Square Cafe roasted a whole goat on the street just yards away from a kitten-adoption event. [NYP]

• British celebrities, including Terry Gilliam, recently posed nude to raise awareness about the scarcity of bluefin tuna. [Telegraph UK]

• Buy your groceries at Whole Foods this week and a rickshaw will cart you home (well, they will if your home is within ten blocks). [Racked]

• After almost 60 years making pizzas, Mario Migliaccio of Sam’s Restaurant is retiring, leaving his son in charge. [Lost City]

No Blended Rosé; The Tax-Fighting Beer Alliance