Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere:
– In Argentina, the ever increasing popularity of Fernet Branca can be attributed in part to a wildly successful marketing campaign.
– In Washington State, winemakers are finding success with Syrah and consumers are taking note.
– A Las Vegas schoolteacher has been identified as the culprit behind a $10,000 pinot noir heist that took place earlier this month.
– World of Beer is in the process of hiring three interns to drink beer this summer, offering a stipend of $12,000, plus expenses.
– Finally, after misinterpreting the directions in their GPS, a band of lost retirees drove five SUVs through a Catalonian vineyard, got stuck in the mud and destroyed 200 decades-old macabeo vines.
[Photo: Flickr/Patrik Tschudin]