Daily News: America is Drinking Mexico Dry, The Burgundy Apocalypse

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

– Produced by distilling the palm flower through a metal pipe, arak is the drink of choice in Bali.

Americans’ thirst for Mexican beer is using so much water that it has left one municipality utterly arid.

– Thanks to the introduction of cold-hardy grapes, Wisconsin’s wine industry is thriving.

– Decimated by hailstorms, Burgundy’s wine shortages are prompting fears over an imminent “apocalypse.”

– Finally, the butterfly pea flower has the ability to change color when combined with citrus, making it a popular ingredient at cocktail bars.

[Photo: Flickr/Willem van Bergen]