Daily News: Jim Meehan’s New Chicago Bar, Stories from McSorley’s

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere:

Jim Meehan of PDT is opening a new bar in Chicago called Prairie School.

– An excerpt from the new memoir by the owners of McSorley’s details the time when the fabled wishbones required cleaning.

– Despite the rise of aluminum screw caps, the cork industry has seen a steady rise in recent years.

– The presence of onscreen alcohol has increased in recent years, even in G-rated movies.

– Finally, China is investing in elaborate French-style Chateaus and Italianate castles to encourage the growth of the wine industry.

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