Daily News: Spritz Culture on the Rise, Budweiser Gets Sued


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

– Microbiologists at U.C. Davis suggest that grapes’ terroir-forming microbes might actually be measurable, not unlike a chemical fingerprint.

– In Newfoundland, Canada, Quidi Vidi Brewery is making beer using water harvested from icebergs that are up to 20,000 years old.

– Ironically, Budweiser, which has of late renamed itself “America,” is being sued by a Native American tribe that’s accusing the beer giant of illegally using its trademarked logo.

– From restaurants to airlines, here are the World of Fine Wine’s picks for the world’s best wine lists.

– Sacha Lichine, owner of Château d’Esclans in Provence, discusses the distinguishing elements of today’s rosé wines compared to those of the past.

– Finally, the movement to embrace Italy’s spritz cocktails—and the aperitivo culture that’s built around them—continues to gain steam stateside.