Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere:
– A wave of distillers and breweries are opening hotels to further entice consumers.
– Acclaimed Italian winemaker Angelo Gaja has bought vineyards on Sicily’s Mount Etna.
– Rare bottles of Pappy Van Winkle will be the prize at Virginia’s upcoming ABC lottery.
– Finally, Taittinger breaks ground at their forthcoming Kent vineyard.
[Photo: Flickr/Edsel Little]