With a rare Austrian variety given a spotlight and a Californian wine celebrating Italian grapes, US wine writers were certainly feeling adventurous this week.
Diageo is putting its Chalone Vineyard winery up for sale after it was left out of last week’s £361 million deal with Treasury Wine Estates.
Wally’s has announced the line-up for its forthcoming Champagne-dominated auction in New York, which will also include a rare 1966 Dom Pérignon.
Police in Canada temporarily shut down a pizzeria after it discovered employees were delivering illegal booze instead of pizza, hiding it inside delivery boxes.
A US casino has had its liquor licence suspended after authorities deemed the racy moves of dancers in touring show “Hunks” to be illegal.
Hangovers cost the American economy $77bn (£50bn) every year because of low productivity and missed working days, new research has found.
An ex-cellar consignment of Château Margaux was completely sold in New York at the weekend, making over US$2 million.
This week’s round-up of wine recommendations from some of America’s most prolific wine writers has halloween in its sights, with plenty of deep reds receiving attention.
Dewar’s is using virtual reality to bring the whisky-making process to life as part of a campaign to mark the launch of its Scratched Cask expression.
Treasury’s deal to buy Diageo’s wine unit is evidence of its strategy to build prestige in the US, with possibly a view to focus on premium brands, writes Ron Emler.
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