Daily News: Cava’s New Classification, Johnnie Walker’s In-House Chemist

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

– The inventors of powdered craft beer see potential for their product to become a culinary ingredient as well as a spirits mixer.

– Jancis Robinson reports a surge in tourism in port’s ancestral home, Porto, Portugal.

– 37-year-old Emma Walker is the chemist charged with reinvigorating Johnnie Walker after a recent sales slump.

– A new classification, Cava de Paraje, is designed to establish a premium category for the Spanish sparkling wine.

– Finally, The Washington Post talks with Robert Simonson about the modern cocktail renaissance.

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