Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere:
– As weed flavors become more diverse, “bud-tenders” in legalized states are helping customers pair their pot with craft beer.
– The New Yorker imagines the debut of an ultimate IPA—a beer “so intense that we recommend you draft a living will before cracking this puppy open.”
– Whiskey importer Chris Uhde has become Los Angeles’ go-to expert for the spirit.
– Silicon Valley Bank’s wine division predicts that the $9-and-under wine market could have a rough year.
– Aubert de Villaine, co-owner of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, has invested in a plan to revive a part of Burgundy that was wiped out by phylloxera.
– Archaeologists in southern France have found a Roman tavern roughly 2,100 years old.
– Finally, in Austria, the Starkenberg Brewery has transformed a fermenting vat into a beer hot tub for customers.
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