Our editors pick the best of the web’s booze writing. This week: the history of the maraschino cherry, US craft beer hits Deutschland, using science to end your cheese and wine dilemmas.

Mapping the perfect wine and cheese pairings – using data science

Science gets a bad rap but it has finally done something for the greater good: mapping out the perfect pairings of cheese and wine.

Stone Brewing wants Germany, the land of Oktoberfest, to like American craft beers 
European craft brewers are normally the ones to make moves into the US market, but Cali-based Stone Brewing is flipping the script by opening a brewery in Berlin. Can the Americans take on a country with 500 years of brewing history? The Los Angeles Times finds out.

History lesson: the maraschino cherry 
We might not give the humble maraschino cherry much thought, but it has a rich history that should not be taken for granted. Imbibe dives in on what makes it great.