The growth of Makgeolli coverage

Makgeolli, Rediscovered in the Korea Times. But why are there so many articles about makgeolli at the moment? Did anyone ever stop drinking it? http://bit.ly/pBOwB #. Plus “Makgeolli exports surge in first half” – JoongAng Daily – and “Makgeolli vs. Matkoli” at The Marmot’s Hole