Daily News: Samuel Adams Versus Craft Beer, Microbrewing in India

Sam Adams

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

– Despite challenges posed by local bureaucracy, a microbrewing industry is emerging in India alongside a growing class of discerning drinkers.

Samuel Adams, the original craft beer, is losing market share and shelf space to the thousands of small scale producers it inspired.

A small distillery in Finland is making big waves in the spirit producing world with its award-winning gin.

– San Francisco-based design studio, Force & Form, talks trends and trajectory in wine label design.

– Several craft brewing industry leaders, including Lagunitas and Ballast Point, are no longer considered “craft” after recent acquisitions by Big Beer brands.

– A new wine buying guide, Wine Lister, aims to bring an unprecedented level of objectivity to the rating system of fine wine.

– Finally, Wine Enthusiast profiles four sommeliers who have made the transition to winemaker.

[Photo: Flickr/Jason Evans]