Daily News: Experiences with a Homebrewing Robot, The Falcon Whisperer of Napa


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

– In Lucky PeachJustin Kennedy offers a guide to sour beer around the world.

– Due to climate change, 2016 is forecasted to be one of the lowest wine-producing years on record, particularly in the southern hemisphere.

– In The Wall Street Journal, one writer recalls his experience of using an automated homebrewing machine, with less than stellar results.

– Rebecca Rosen, known as the falcon whisperer of Napa Valley, works with nine birds of prey to deter grape-eating birds from vineyards.

– Finally, Thrillist profiles Maggie Campbell, the 32-year-old rum distiller who has produced nothing but four star-rated spirits.

[Photo: Flickr/Luke Jones]