Daily News: Sotheby’s to Auction Bill Koch’s Wine Cellar, Billy Dee Williams Returns to Colt 45

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

Billy Dee Williams returns as spokesman for Colt 45 in the beer’s latest campaign.

– There’s a case to be made for the dirty Martini, a cheap, easy, briny and delicious alternative to the dry version.

Food & Wine remembers Jim Harrison, the novelist, poet and, unbeknownst to many, wine writer.

– With so many varieties, both international and domestic, there has never been a better time to embrace bitter amari liqueurs.

– Sotheby’s will auction more than 20,000 bottles of wine from the cellar of Bill Koch, which is expected to fetch between $10 and 15 million.

– Finally, The Daily Beast reflects on Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was known for endlessly tinkering with cocktail creations and making “notoriously bad” drinks.

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