Tuscany, a region best known for its wine, has a burgeoning craft beer scene. [via The Wall Street Journal]

Serious Eats asks 14 sommeliers for their grilling-season wine advice. [via Serious Eats: Drinks]

Amor y Amargo bartender Sother Teague explains bitters. Did you know that the Angostura variety were first concocted by a Venezuelan doctor in the early 1800s? [via The Village Voice]

Sommeliers share their thoughts on pairing burgers with drinks. [via Eater: Boston]

Cleveland Whiskey’s Tom Lix subjects bulk whiskey to a process that ages it the equivalent of 24 hours every second #frankenwhiskey [via The Chuck Chowdry Blog]

Forbes contributor Susannah Breslin writes about the cocktails she drank at The Aviary in Chicago. One was called In the Rocks, and consisted of an Old Fashioned delivered inside of an ice ball[via Forbes]