Daily News: Premier Cru Gets Messier, Hamilton Inspires a Beer

Premiere Cru

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

– The Premier Cru scandal has become even more complicated as creditors dispute ownership of the company’s remaining wine stocks.

– An anonymous group of young, French vintners are making wine under the label Collectif Anonyme and bringing a punk ethos to the vineyard.

– In Burgundy, the worst frost seen in decades threatens yields.

– The hit musical Hamilton has inspired a beer dubbed Rise Up Rye.

Two men have been indicted in possible connection to a $300,000 wine heist that took place late last year at The French Laundry.

– Inspired by the craft beer movement, brewers in Germany are looking beyond the country’s 500-year-old purity law.

[Photo: Flickr/Abigail Batchelder]