Daily News: Atlantic City to Set Champagne-Popping Record, Prepare for Bitters Made from Human Tears


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

– The Nomad’s Daniel Humm and Will Guidara are planning to open a downtown LA location of the award-winning restaurant and bar.

– The same duo who brought us breathable alcohol has now created bitters made from real human tears.

– NASA has developed a new cup that allows astronauts to drink without the aid of a straw.

– Winemakers in Alsace are looking to gain grand cru status for their pinot noir.

– A group of concerned beer-loving citizens in Oregon are trying to stop the merger between AB InBev and SABMiller.

– Bars and restaurants around Beijing are seeing business drop with the rise of smog levels in the capital city; in response, some are coming up with creative incentives to encourage customers to go out.

– An upcoming New Year’s Eve party in Atlantic City is hoping to break a world record for most Champagne bottles popped at one time.

– Finally, one beer mile champ shares the secret to race time success: a pre-run burp.

[Photo: Flickr/Ginny]