Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere:
-One factory in Germany’s black forest produces five to seven million coasters each day—and is the source of 95 percent of America’s coasters.
-Gin was consumed in record-setting amounts in the UK in 2016, with 40 million bottles sold.
-In markets where marijuana is legal, beer sales are dropping, one financial services firm estimates.
-A former defensive tackle for the Bucs and the Colts reveals that whiskey was sometimes included at the pre-game meal table before especially cold games.
-After being challenged to build a gin brand, one team on The Apprentice was slammed for creating “Colony Gin” in a seeming homage to Great Britain’s era of colonialism.
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