Daily News: The World’s 50 Best Bars, Madeira Makes a Comeback

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

– America’s oldest independent brewery, Yuengling, is challenging the merger between SABMiller and AB InBev days before it is scheduled to conclude.

– San Francisco’s Ava Winery hopes to disrupt the wine industry with its engineered imitations of coveted vintages.

– Food Republic revisits the story of New Albion Brewing Company, a craft beer originator.

– Portugal’s fortified wine, Madeira, is becoming increasingly popular as a cocktail component in bars across the country.

– Forbes traces how long America’s oldest breweries were able to remain independent before being bought.

– Finally, the winners of the World’s 50 Best Bar Awards have been announced, with New York’s Dead Rabbit taking first place.

[Photo: Flickr/Alexander Baxevanis]