Daily News: A Wave of Movie-Themed Bars, Hong Kong’s Most Elaborate Drinking Dens

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

– In The New York Times, Robert Simonson takes stock of the growing group of movie-themed bars.

– Sparkling wine from Sussex has been granted protected regional status, requiring stricter quality assurances.

– One bottle of BrewDog’s The End of History costs $20,000, but comes with an equity stake in the company.

– The Washington Post reviews David White’s recently-released guide to Champagne.

– A study of the genetic makeup of barley indicates that beer-brewing was a consideration for early farmers.

– Finally, Munchies looks inside three of Hong Kong’s most elaborately-themed bars.

[Photo: Flickr/Heath Cajandig]