Daily News: Tokyo’s Sanctuary Bars, Matthew McConaughey Signs with Wild Turkey

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

– Matthew McConaughey is the new creative director of Wild Turkey bourbon, responsible for writing and appearing in ads as well as recording music for the campaign.

– Lucky Peach offers a guide to Tokyo’s lesser known, hidden “sanctuary bars.”

Naren Young discusses his path to bartending and Negronis while making a pineapple smash.

– Wine Ring, a new smartphone app, has patented algorithms that can make personalized wine recommendations.

– Finally, Forbes briefly traces the history of beer and wine refrigeration from ancient Rome to modern times.

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