Daily News: The Rise of Bottomless Brunch, Starbucks to Open in Italy

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

– Bruno Paillard, owner of Champagne Bruno Paillard and chairman of Lanson-BCC, claims that global warming will be good for Champagne as it’ll allow for increased production of vintage cuvées.

– London barista Shaun Young partnered with a dairy farm to produce a rich, dense, high-protein milk for pairing with coffee.

– To protest Tour de France’s partnership with Chilean wine group Cono Sur, wineries in the south of France threatened to block the race this summer.

– Despite efforts to close factories and raise prices, Mikhail Gorbachev could not do away with Russia’s taste for alcohol—though he did do away with the Soviet Union.

Bottomless brunches have become wildly popular in recent years, offering incentives for both customers and restaurants.

– Finally, Starbucks announced that it will open its first store in Italy, one of the world’s most discerning coffee countries, in early 2017.

[Photo: Flickr/Joe Shlabotnik]