Daily News: Death & Co. in Denver, Study Suggests Organic Wines Taste Better

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

– Arson is the suspected cause behind a fire that destroyed California’s Tuscan Village winery and 4,000 acres of land.

– A new study out of UCLA suggests that organic and eco-certified wines taste better.

– Food & Wine shines a spotlight on Friuli, one of Italy’s lesser-known wine regions located on the border of Austria and Slovenia.

– New York’s Death & Co. will see its second location open in Denver’s Ramble Hotel in late 2017.

– The Teeling Whiskey Company is revitalizing the Irish whiskey industry by focusing less on Irish heritage and more on innovation.

– Though the barrel-aged cocktail trend remains popular in several LA-based bars, some suggest that it may be overrated.

– In the Columbia Journalism Review, Bill Ward explores the curious phenomenon of sports writers turned wine writers.

– Finally, the remote-controlled Pongbot makes beer pong more challenging by creating a moving target.

[Photo: Flickr/Stefano Lubiana]