Daily News: Gérard Depardieu Stars in French Movie About Wine, Office Coffee Machines Contain Lots of Bacteria

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

– A Turin café outraged Italian customers this past New Year’s Eve when they tacked on a one-euro “festive charge” to all espresso purchases.

– Specialty glassware makers like The Pretentious Beer Glass Company are out to educate drinkers on how different glass shapes affect the taste of beer.

– Irish, Canadian and specialty batch whiskies are in store for a big 2016.

– According to a new study, the average office coffee machine contains 35 to 67 different types of bacteria.

– Seven current craft beer brands will lose their independent, craft status in 2016, according to the Brewers Association.

– French actor and renowned wine-drinker Gérard Depardieu stars in Saint Amour, France’s answer to Sideways.

[Photo: Flickr/Luca Ciriani]