Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere:
– Dick Bradsell, the bartender responsible for bringing the cocktail revival to London in the 1990s, has died from brain cancer at the age of 56.
– New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office announced that the NYPD will no longer arrest people for drinking in public, though the police will still issue summonses for the offense.
– Yves Saint Laurent co-founder Pierre Bergé is selling his private wine cellar, which includes a jeroboam of Château Climens 1921, several bottles of Château Haut-Brion 1945 and one bottle of Heisdsieck Monopole 1907 that was salvaged from a shipwreck.
– Archaeologists in Jerusalem found a 1,600-year-old Roman winery.
– Belgium’s Rodenbach Brewery announced the American release of famous Alexander beer for the first time since 2000, thrilling beer nerds across the country.
– Nespresso’s new Prodigio coffee pod machine allows users to remotely brew a cup using an iPhone or Android app.
– Chateau Goulaine, the oldest winery in France, is on sale for the first time in 1,000 years.
– Finally, wine clubs in Tunisia are growing in popularity, despite some cultural and political restrictions on alcohol.
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