Daily News: Appalachian Craft Beer, The Collapse of Trump Vodka, Taylor Swift’s Favorite (Not)Cocktail

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

A secondary whiskey market operating via private Facebook groups was shut down in a virtual raid by the social media company, prompting questions over the legitimacy of both the online sales and the decision to terminate them.

A new sparkling wine classification system created in Burgundy will include both “Eminent” and “Grand Eminent” labels.

Taylor Swift reveals the sad fact that her cocktail of choice is Diet Coke and vodka.

The Huffington Post takes us inside the wine cellars of the Antinori family, one of Italy’s oldest wine producing families with six centuries of winemaking history.

– Harbin, a remote province in the northeast of China, retains a strong Russian influence particularly in the region’s unusual taste for vodka.

Todd Boera is bringing the notion of terroir to beer, creating distinctive brews from ingredients indigenous to the Appalachian Mountains.

– Finally, Bloomberg investigates the colossal megaflop that is Trump Vodka.

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