Daily News: Antabuse May Also Help Fight HIV, Diageo Creates Craft Whiskey Branch


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

– New trials have suggested that the drug commonly used to help alcoholics control their addictions, Antabuse, may also be effective in flushing dormant HIV from infected individuals.

– A judge has ruled that the individual who tipped police off to the leaders of a bourbon theft ring will remain anonymous.

– Champagne producers are developing new strategies for combating the effects of climate change on their grapes, including making a more conscious switch from chemical to natural fertilizers.

– Diageo has created a new “experimental” craft whiskey branch within the company.

– Finally, one British potato-farmer-turned-gin-maker is hoping to cash in on the U.S. gin market.

[Photo: Flickr/Rich Bowen]