Daily News: The History of the Maraschino Cherry, The Fad for Food-Flavored Beer

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

– In an effort to promote happy hour, several bars are promoting $1 drink specials, despite the potential legal issues of this practice.

– The world of brewing has turned its attention to food-flavored beers, from Shmaltz Brewing’s Pastrami Pils to Right Brain’s Mangalitsa Pig Porter.

– In Imbibe, Wayne Curtis traces the history of the maraschino cherry.

– The team behind New York’s Attaboy will open three new bars in 2017, including Diamond Reef, which is slated to open in Brooklyn this January.

– Cuba has offered to settle its $270 million debt to Czech Republic with rum, a deal which Bloomberg reports is not as crazy as it sounds.

– According to Vox, professional and amateur wine ratings have a very high rate of correlation.

– Finally, GQ offers a list of 20 new rules for drinking and buying wine.

[Photo: Flickr/Ville Oksanen]