Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere:
– Alder Springs, an isolated vineyard in Mendocino County, has attracted a roster of high profile contemporary California winemakers (and their competitors).
– Baijiu, an ancient Chinese fermented grain beverage, is beginning to make appearances on cocktail lists and liquor store shelves across the U.S.
– Despite its small population, the city of Bamberg, Germany, has nine breweries and a historically rich beer culture.
– Co-fermentation, a process in which two or more grape varieties are fermented and aged together during winemaking, is gaining popularity among some New World producers.
[Photo: Flickr/Ethan Prater]