Daily News: Keurig Sales Continue to Fall, Sparkling Water Can Erode Tooth Enamel

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

– In 2015, combined sales of bourbon, rye and Tennessee whiskey rose by 7.8 percent, up $210 million from 2014.

– Watch a clip from Into the Bottle, the follow-up to Jason Wise’s 2012 hit documentary, Somm.

– After a decade-long greening effort, Drappier has become the first Champagne house to become carbon neutral.

– Dentists warn that sparkling water can erode tooth enamel, especially in the presence of flavorings like citric acid.

– Europe’s oldest wine merchant, London’s Berry Bros. & Rudd, has been active since 1698, was the favorite wine shop of Lord Byron and, for two years, housed Napoleon III, helping him elude rioters.

– Keurig sales have dropped for six consecutive quarters and experts are blaming copycat machines—not to mention the environmental impact of their mostly non-recyclable single-serving coffee pods.

– Ludlows Cocktail Co. launched a Kickstarter for a new line of three bottled spitz cocktails to coincide with Spritz Awareness Month, an events series they hope to start in Los Angeles.

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