Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere:
– A New York Times reporter explores the burgeoning drinks scene in Brno, the Czech Republic’s “second city.”
– Ian Bateson chronicles the history of Artwinery, producers of so-called Soviet Champagne.
– The death of a grape picker in Italy has revealed the harsh conditions often facing field workers.
– Finally, Max Watman suggests a recipe for homemade Fireball.