Daily News: Dopamine Levels Affect Urge to Drink, Vineyard Names “Trash” Wine After Mayor de Blasio


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

– A new study suggests that normalizing dopamine levels in the brain can help reduce the urge to drink.

– Susan Cheever’s new book Drinking in America: Our Secret History chronicles the America’s long and complicated history with drinking.

– California is home to nearly one-tenth of the artisanal spirits distilleries in the U.S.—a growing faction.

– Finally, one upstate vineyard is protesting Bill de Blasio’s new trash plan by naming a wine after the NYC mayor.

[Photo: Flickr/Tom Anderson]