Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere:
– The FBI is investigating Premier Cru after the wine wholesaler filed for bankruptcy amidst accusations of running a “wine pyramid scheme.”
– Two bottles of rare whisky dating back to a shipwreck from 1941 have been found.
– Craft breweries in Colorado fear the loss of distribution as InBev enters the market.
– Budweiser says it did not pay for that post-game promotion from Peyton Manning.
– Winemaker Giacomo Tachis, who most notably contributed to the development of Super Tuscans, died this past weekend at the age of 82.
– A report from Canada’s Public Health Agency states that excessive alcohol consumption costs taxpayers $14.6 billion every year.
– While a hop shortage in 2016 will inevitably have negative repercussions, some think it could spark new forms of creativity in the craft beer industry.
– Finally, a dinner of a burger, fries and a beer cost $36 at Super Bowl 50—aren’t you glad you stayed home?
[Photo: Flickr/Manik Rathee]