Daily News: Lil Wayne’s Vodka Throwdown, Scotland’s Wine Fail, and a Post-Prison-Break Beer

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-osphere.

– Escaped drug kingpin Joaquin Guzman needed a beer after his trying day escaping from prison.

– It turns out that the liquid thrown at Lil’ Wayne at Miami’s LIV on Saturday night was probably vodka. Now the question remains: Did Birdman do it?

“Smart” wine bottles may help prevent wine fraud and tainted bottles in the future.

– Scotland’s first domestic wine is a disappointment, critics say.

– Starbucks is getting into the burgeoning South African café scene.

– This beetle is the only known animal that lives solely off coffee beans—and it’s ruining them for you.

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