Daily News: San Francisco’s First Sake Brewery, Tituss Burgess on Wine

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

– Vietnam’s rapidly growing economy has lured big brewers such as Heineken to expand their business in the nation’s untapped beer market.

– Inspired by the way bourbon burns, scientists have developed unique “fire whirls” to respond to oil spills.

San Francisco’s first and only sake brewery, Sequoia Sake Company, hopes to pique the interest of a younger generation of sake drinkers.

Japan’s smallest distillery has become a big player in the country’s whiskey industry, rivaling larger producers like Suntory.

– Titus Burgess of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt sits down with Munchies to discuss his wine label, which is based on the show’s “Peeno Noir” video.

– The New York Post questions the place of celebrities in the world of wine.

– Finally, retailers weigh in on the types of wine packaging most likely to appeal to customers.

[Photo: Flickr/Shinsuke Ikegame]