A Big Year for Bordeaux, Via China; Americans Still Won’t Eat Insects

• Chinese collectors’ enthusiasm for Bordeaux mean this could be the wine’s most expensive year ever. [WSJ]

• The Board of Supervisors votes to pass the drunk tax, but predictably they’re still one vote shy of overriding Gavin’s veto, which he’s already promised. [SFoodie, Scoop, SF Gate]

• K&L; launches a personal sommelier service in which you can customize monthly wine club shipments based on preferences. [via Bits & Bites]

• A major development project along the Oakland estuary, ten years in the making and south of Jack London Square, gets approved and will likely include a supermarket and restaurants. [Oakland North, Grub Street]

• Though insects are featured in many cuisines across the world, it’s been a slow slog to get Americans to eat them. [WSJ]

• Tests at Wright County Egg, the firm at the center of the recent salmonella outbreak, showed the presence of salmonella as early as 2008. [NYT]

• The USDA is poised to crack down on the use of antibiotics by pork producers. [NYT]

• After a short, controversial hiatus, tall drinks are back on Starbucks drive-through menus. [USA Today, Earlier]

• The number of hungry people decreased this year for the first time since the 1990s. [NYT]

• Rival chocolatiers Mars and Hershey are both attempting to sequence the DNA of cocoa trees. [NYT]

• Self-serve wine tanks are on the rise in France. [Dr. Vino]

A Big Year for Bordeaux, Via China; Americans Still Won’t Eat Insects