Daily News: Sake Brewing in Japan, Wine on Wheels Returns

Sake barrels

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

– The 2,000-year-old tradition of sake brewing in Japan is captured on video.

– Losing his home and his job following 9/11, Englishman Jonathan Hesford left the country for France, returning for the first time this year, this time, as a winemaker.

Japanese whiskies are gaining international acclaim and cult status, partly because of their short supply.

– Lettie Teague of The Wall Street Journal highlights the perfect wines to sip this spring.

– On April 16, Wine on Wheels will bring together over 60 sommeliers and over 200 wines at one location.

– Just as you can order wine by the glass, you will soon be able to buy whiskey by the glass at Kentucky distilleries.

– Green tea is the latest food trend, reaching peak saturation with the advent of matcha wine.

– Finally, here is the worst thing on the internet today: Polish brewery seeks funding for beer made from vaginal lactic acid.

[Photo: Flickr/Spaztacular]