Daily News: Whiskey Brands Embrace Disaster, Mexico’s Top Mixologist


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

Imbibe investigates how California-based wineries are responding to the new norm of drought and wildfire.

– According to Aaron Goldfarb, whiskey companies have a penchant for incorporating disasters into their branding.

– The founder of Ravenswood winery, Joel Peterson, reflects on the progress of California wine over the past half century.

– One writer recounts her experience of volunteering for the annual wine harvest in Champagne.

– Munchies profiles Mica Rousseau, Mexico’s top bartender.

– Finally, in The Washington Post, M. Carrie Allan highlights the daily plights facing female bartenders.

[Photo: Flickr/Dominick]