Thanks to: Summer is a sultry, nap-worthy, beach-loving time of year. So it's not often you go away for a long weekend and come home to find out about one of the biggest wine heists in recent New England news! Right here in Hopkinton, MA - better known as the starting line for the Boston Marathon - a bottle of 1945 Chateau Mouton Rothschild was swiped from a liquor store. I dunno, I guess I always thought such heists would have much more elaborate planning, much more intrigue, like that depicted in the Thomas Crown Affair. Then again, if we could just walk on out of a fine wines shop with a $20K bottle of wine, we'd probably be harder to find thereafter.... For the full report, check out this Globe article!

Back when I was a 9-5 office rat on a lovely summer Friday, sometimes I took a few extra minutes to get into the swing of my workday, or daydream at lunch. Here are a two wine blog columns worthy of such web-perusing this week:

Dr. Vino on Labels Worthy of...Banning?

Lenndevours: A trip to Seneca Lake to chat with an 80-year-old Matriarch...

Which other wine tidbits did you find particularly entertaining this week?