Daily News: Drake Makes His Drink Debut, Squid Ink and Other Weird Beer


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

Francis Ford Coppola resurrects the storied Inglenook vineyard with the help of vintner Philippe Bascaules.

– A former bartender at Hollywood hotspot, Cecconi’s, recounts how an encounter with Drake led to a $300 tip and renewed appreciation for his job.

– One wine writer likens the versatility of chenin blanc to the “wonderful, magical animal” that gives us bacon, ham, and pork chops.

The geographic diversity of the Santa Cruz Mountains is responsible for some of the most exciting California pinot noir today.

– Sheep dung-smoked whale testicles, squid ink and beard yeast are just a few ingredients in the newest, weirdest beer taste test conducted by Bon Appétit.

– Finally, Drake will make his drinks world debut with the upcoming launch of Virginia Black, a “decadent American whiskey.”

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