Daily News: Searching for Craft Beer in Singapore, Kazakhstan’s Wine Revival

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

– In Sri Lanka, Amba Tea Estate becomes the first in the country to share its revenue with its employees.

– A staple of the craft cocktail menu, the Southside has a long and nebulous history.

– The Uppers & Downers collaboration between former Intelligentsia Coffee creative director Stephen Morrissey and Good Beer Hunting brings roasters and brewers together to create forward-thinking, creative “coffee beers.”

– In Singapore’s former “Death Alley” district, lined with funeral parlors and coffin shops, Smith Street Taps becomes the unlikely center of the city-state’s craft beer community.

– With a winemaking history that dates to at least the sixth century, wineries in Kazakhstan are reviving the country’s ancient reputation.

– Finally, wine counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan’s shares in some of Burgundy’s prestigious Côte d’Or vineyards have been sold to vintner Etienne de Montille for about $726,000.

[Photo: Flickr/Kyle Pearce]