Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere:
– Craft brewers in Germany are battling against a medieval beer purity law that mandates that the beverage include only barley, water, hops and yeast.
– Gosling’s Rum has five trademarks for their Dark ‘n Stormy recipe and they’re not afraid to defend them.
– With China now ranking as the world’s sixth most important wine producer, Jancis Robinson asks whether Chinese wine is ready for the export market.
– New cold-resistant grape varieties are opening up the possibility of wine production in territory formerly considered too inhospitable for vineyards, including upstate New York, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
– The Telegraph profiles Steve Daniel, the renowned British wine buyer.
– Champagne makers look to the future as they seek to develop new grape varieties resistant to disease and warmer climes.
– Sam Adams has once again produced its limited edition, low alcohol “26.2 Brew” to commemorate the 120th Boston Marathon, which took place today.
[Photo: Flickr/Pipers Brook Vineyard The Lyre Pinot Noir]