Daily News: Coors Family Talks Ceramic Side-Business, Peet’s Coffee Buys Intelligentsia

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

– The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released new stats suggesting that beer consumption in the country is shrinking at a rapid pace.

– The U.K.’s Advertising Standard Authority has banned a racy ad containing a strategically placed glass of wine and the tagline “Taste the bush.”

– The Coors family has a not-so-small side business raking in billions: ceramics.

–  Lodi, California, has been named Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast.

– After scooping up Stumptown, Peet’s Coffee & Tea has moved on to Intelligentsia Coffee.

[Photo: Flickr/Daniel Spiess]