Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere:
– While hail and frost have taken a toll this year in Burgundy, so too has Brexit, which is assumed to have both short- and long-term effects on the wine region.
– Capitalizing on music festival sales, Interscope Records has debuted a wine brand called Electric Sky, which offers wine in portable, single-serve, recyclable capsules.
– As the merger between Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller highlights global consolidation, many of Japan’s beer makers remain Japanese-owned, and are branching out abroad.
– On the island of Gorgona, located about 18 miles off the coast of Tuscany, prisoners are making wine, their efforts funded in part by the Frescobaldi family.
– Finally, in keeping with the city’s DIY energy, Portland, Oregon, offers a growing urban wine scene.