Somm director Jason Wise on the intensity of the Master Sommelier exam. [via Eater]

Long Island City’s Big Alice Brewing is open for business, with a lineup of beers brewed on a ten-gallon system. [via Brew York New York]

5 myths about ice, debunked. [via Serious Eats: Drinks]

Phil Ward of Death & Co. to open Ebanos Crossing in Downtown L.A. this summer. [via Eater LA]

Jezebel’s Lindy West gets drunk on all kinds of celebrity liquor so you don’t have to. [via Jezebel]

The twistable wine cork is set to be unveiled. [via MSN News]

Milk & Honey has dropped its reservation policy at its new Flatiron location. Drop in any Monday night between 3 a.m. and 3:35 a.m, and you can drink for free. [via Grub Street]