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.
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