Daily News: Napoleon’s Daily Champagne Ration, Israel’s Growing Craft Beer Scene

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

– In Israel, local craft beer is growing in popularity, including brews made with chickpeas and dates.

– Alabama’s first legally distilled whiskey in 100 years has just been released.

– A Bordeaux village is struggling with cancer rates five times the national average; the use of pesticides at local vineyards cannot be excluded as a cause.

– Researchers in Sweden have found that women who drink one to two pints of beer each week are 30% less likely to suffer a heart attack than women who never drink beer and heavy drinkers.

– Finally, historical records show that Napoleon Bonaparte’s rations while in prison included a daily bottle of Champagne.