Daily News: Ballast Point Plans IPO, Stoli Vodka Gets Redesign


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

– Specific alcohol brands shown in ads may have more influence on underage drinkers that one might think.

– In a time when many craft brewers are opting to sell, California’s Ballast Point is planing on going public.

– Sparkling enthusiasts can now sign up for the first ever Champagne delivery club.

– A woman in Alaska is behind bars after attempting to smuggle alcohol into a dry village.

– Stoli has unveiled the first complete redesign of its vodka’s packaging in nearly 80 years.

– New York’s first organic beer company, Smart Beer, is releasing its flagship brew this fall.

– Finally, Italian scientists are working out new ways to harness the chemical potential of wine waste.

[Photo: Flickr/ Four Brewers]