Daily News: Palm Wine in Namibia, Amari with Brad Thomas Parsons

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

– Despite being outlawed, the practice of harvesting palm wine persists among Namibia’s indigenous population.

– NPR’s Ari Shapiro explores the world of amari with Brad Thomas Parsons.

– Philippe Bascaules, chief winemaker at California’s Inglenook, has also become the managing director of Château Margaux in Bordeaux.

– Saveur profiles specialty spirits importer, Nicolas Palazzi.

– Shigefumi Kabashima, formerly of Angel’s Share, is creating meticulously crafted cocktails at the newly opened ROKC.

– The Distillery, a gin hotel in London, will offer four floors dedicated to gin drinks.

– Finally, Andrew Jefford recalls his visit to Donald Trump’s Virginia winery.

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