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Friday 19 December 2014

Liberty takes Giant Steps

UK importer Liberty Wines has added Yarra Valley producer Giant Steps to its extensive Australian wine portfolio.

Mobile alcohol recovery truck launched

A 65-foot truck designed to treat those who will end up having one too many this Christmas has launched – the first of its kind in the UK.

Dead spider found in Smirnoff vodka

Diageo has launched an investigation after a dead spider was found floating inside a bottle of Smirnoff vodka.

Drinks calories printed on US menus

By November 2015 all US restaurants with more than 20 venues will be required to state the calorie content of drinks on their menus.

Top 10 wines in the US press

A “sassy” Syrah, cult-like Carignano and Virginian sparkler all feature in this year’s final top 10 wines in the US press.

ConeTech could take out wine pyrazines

The same technology used to remove alcohol from wine could be employed to take out green flavours, or add in beneficial characters from grape pomace.

World’s first sonic wine bar opens

The world’s first sonic wine bar, where wines are matched to specific pieces of music, has opened in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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