Daily News: Detroit’s Booming Whiskey Scene, Thad Vogler’s New Rum Bar

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

– Thad Vogler, owner of San Francisco’s Bar Agricole and Trou Normand, is opening a rum bar in the city’s Mission District.

– New Zealand’s wine industry is still scrambling to recover from the loss of millions of liters of wine following a recent earthquake.

– Researchers at UC Davis are mapping the genome sequence of cabernet sauvignon to better understand how it might resist climate change.

– Bartender Doug Quinn elaborates on the list of “Quinn’s Laws” that adorn the walls of Hudson Malone.

– Recognizing its unparalleled diversity and historical significance, Belgian beer has been added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list.

A boom of new distillery openings is restoring Detroit to its Prohibition-era glory.

– Finally, Roads & Kingdoms explores the Purcari winery in Moldova.

[Photo: Flickr/Nico Kaiser]