Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere:
– A newly discovered gene mutation may be to blame for those who become “reckless” after even small amounts of booze.
– The British government is using lasers to gather 3-D mapping data to help winemakers find land for growing quality grapes.
– Boston Harbor Distillery has started making whiskey out of Sam Adams beer.
– For the first time in 100 years, Guinness has opened to the public the doors of its experimental brewery at St. James’s Gate in Dublin.
– The Communist Party of China has added drunk driving to their list of punishable offenses, vowing probation or expulsion from the Party, even if perpetrators are not officially prosecuted.
– Finally, Beer Mile record holder Lewis Kent has signed a shoe and apparel contract with Canadian running apparel brand Brooks, the first deal of its kind for the sport.
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