Daily News: Champagne on the Rocks, Celebrity Whiskey Taste Test

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

– Tristan Willey of Brooklyn’s Long Island Bar subjects three recently released celebrity whiskies to a taste test.

– Vermont vintner Deirdre Heekin of La Garagista winery has managed to produce some exceptional bottles, despite the state’s inhospitable climate to vines.

The historic Campbell Apartment located in Grand Central terminal will shutter its doors tonight as it awaits new ownership.

– A selection of Oakland-based bartenders offer their favorite dive bars in the city.

– Finally, The New York Times reports on the growing trend of drinking Champagne on ice.

[Photo: Flickr/Jimmy Baikovicius]