Daily News: The Private Bars of Parliament, New Orleans’ Haunted Bars


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

– A new bar opening in downtown Brooklyn is centered around Victorian cocktails and a bizarre collection of anatomical curiosities salvaged from a 19th-century wax museum.

Iraq’s parliament has imposed a total ban on the production, consumption and sale of alcohol, angering the country’s non-Muslim citizens.

Dave McIntyre profiles Hugh Jonson, the British writer who has chronicled the world’s wine trends for more than 50 years.

– With many craft breweries striving for self-sufficiency through the acquisition of hop farms, Salon covers the growing trend of farm-to-bottle brewing.

London’s Houses of Parliament are home to 30 private bars, all subsidized by the public.

– Finally, Imbibe covers the paranormal activity reported at New Orleans’ haunted bars.

[Photo: Flickr/Rajan Manickavasagam]