The Daily Dish: May 27, 2016

Dishing out the latest and greatest in food news
The Daily Dish - May 27, 2016

Brian Sheehan dishes on what's hot and trending in the world of all things food and drink for Friday, May 27, 2016.

Learn more about what is hot and trending in the world of food and drink

Today’s first course?
For the first time since 2001, people around the world are drinking less alcohol. The nearly universal trend has one notable exception: North America. In America, not only is the booze cruise still sailing, but it’s picking up significant speed. In 2015, the U.S. bought 30.6 billion liters of alcohol — up from 29.8 billion liters in 2014. Ukraine recorded the biggest decline in alcohol consumption, with a 17 percent decrease between 2014 and 2015. Even China, which historically has been the world’s biggest consumer of alcohol, saw a 3.5 percent decrease.
Are you ready for the latest artificially colored food trend that the social media world just can’t get enough of? Introducing, rainbow sushi: the (possible) brainchild of other colorful creations like rainbow bagels and rainbow grilled cheese. This time, there’s no specific sushi joint that started the trend: Rainbow sushi has just become a popular way to upgrade your sticky rice with food dye or natural dyes like turmeric for yellow and beet for red or pink. Feel free to check this story out in the Eat/Dine Food for thought section to see colorful images of rainbow sushi.
Donn Chappellet, the founder of Chappellet Vineyards in Pritchard Hill in the Napa Valley, has died at the age of 84, after a long illness. Today, Chappellet Vineyards is a thriving family business that involves all six of Chappellet’s children, with his son, Cyril Chappellet, as chairman. To see what Cyril had to say about his father, check out this story in the Drink and World of Wine section.
That’s today’s Daily Dish, thanks for watching, Stop back Monday for another helping.