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Saturday 23 May 2015

US

US authorities torpedo underwater ageing

US federal authorities have taken a dim view of ageing wine underwater, warning it may be illegal to sell wine that have been aged that way.

Thursday, March 19th, 2015 2 Comments »

Space yeast beer ready for lift off

Forget the beer brewed with the yeast of a man’s beard and Iceland’s whale testicle beer – Ninkasi has released a beer made from space yeast.

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Alcohol dependency among secret service high admits chief

The director of the US secret service has admitted there is a culture of alcohol dependency and the hiding of information within the agency which needs addressing.

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Napa vineyard dispute ends in murder

A disagreement over a vineyard in the Napa Valley has ended with the owner murdering his business partner and then killing himself.

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Bud’s ‘brewed the hard way’ goes social

Advertising that only entertains and doesn’t contribute to changing behaviour, is a waste of money, writes Dan Fox, as he deconstructs Budweiser’s latest efforts.

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 1 Comment »

Parents win $1.5m in fight against liquor store

A US couple has been awarded US$1.5 million – the largest settlement ever made public in Oklahoma – after a liquor store sold vodka to their underage son who was then killed in a car crash.

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 1 Comment »

Sebeka failure shows Cape’s challenge in US

The South African partner in E&J Gallo’s high profile Sebeka brand venture has explained why the project was dropped, despite a $10 million marketing push.

Monday, March 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Man shoots friend in Bud vs Busch beer row

A man stands accused of shooting his friend with a shotgun after he brought him the wrong brand of beer.

Monday, March 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Christie’s kicks off NYC spring season

Christie’s is beginning its New York spring season with an online sale featuring over 900 bottles of Madeira.

Monday, March 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Powdered alcohol brand given green light

Powdered alcohol brand Palcohol has been approved by a federal regulator and could launch onto the US market this summer.

Thursday, March 12th, 2015 1 Comment »

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