Daily News: Interns Get Paid to Drink Beer, Fernet’s Rise in Argentina

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]

Tagged: Fernet Branca, syrah