Daily News: A Wave of Distillery Hotels, Virginia’s Pappy Van Winkle Lottery

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]