Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere:
– Constellation Brands Inc. is set to buy Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits for roughly $1 billion.
– The brand-new Number One Drinks Company Japan is planning to build Japan’s first gin distillery.
– Musician Rob Moose is also serious about his wine.
– Finally, meet Father William Dailey, the Catholic priest-cum-cocktail aficionado who’s become a minor celebrity in the drinks world.
[Photo: Flickr/Martin Pettitt]