Daily News: The Origins of The Bloody Mary, Boycotting Ballast Point

Bloody mary

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

– Marijuana continues to prosper in California’s wine country.

– A boycott of Ballast Point has been called for following apparent ties between the beer brand and Paul Ryan.

– October offers insight on the current rate of craft breweries that are closing.

– Brian Bartels explores the murky origins of the Bloody Mary.

Utah is considering lifting it’s “Zion Curtain,” which requires drink-making to be hidden from view.

– Finally, according to Eric Alperin, obsessive habits can be beneficial behind the bar.

[Photo: Flickr/Evan Blaser]