Daily News: The Rise of Irish Whiskey, Vampire Cocktails in Mexico

Irish Whiskey

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

– Oscar Hernández put his tiny hometown of San Luis Soyatlán on the map with the creation of the vampiro, an original mixture or lime, Squirt, sangrita and tequila distributed in plastic bags.

– The San Francisco Chronicle profiles Joe Wagner, which they consider to be the face of California’s shifting wine industry.

– After all but disappearing in the 1960s, the Irish Whiskey industry is poised to give Scotland a run for its money.

– Finally, five New York sommeliers highlight five up-and-coming winemakers.

[Photo: Flickr/Yves Cosentino]