Daily News: The Unbreakable Champagne Bottle, Blue Wine in the U.S.

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

– Gik, the controversial Spanish blue wine, is now available for pre-order in the U.S.

– As part of their exploration of dangerous cocktail ingredients, Imbibe investigates the risks of cannabis cocktails.

– Clay Risen reports on the unexpected surge of brandy in the U.S.

– Finally, Mental Floss recounts the story of the bottle of Champagne that refused to break during the christening of an ambulance plane in 1945.

[Photo: Flickr/Kevin Gessner]