Daily News: The Decline of England’s Dart Culture, Obama’s Favorite Wine

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

– As traditional English pubs are pressured to convert to a more profitable gastropub model, dart teams are left with few places to play.

– A potential merger between the world’s two largest brewers, AB inBEV and SABMiller, threatens the momentum of the American beer renaissance.

– Obama’s preference for Peza do Rei has put a spotlight on wines from Spain’s Ribeira Sacra region.

– Finally, AFAR tours the so-called “dirty-foot” dive bars of Brazil.

[Photo: Flickr/Jeff Turner]