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Thursday 17 April 2014

US

Beer sales boost Constellation’s Q4 profits

Constellation Brands has reported strong fourth-quarter profits boosted by the soaring growth of beer brands including Corona and Modelo Especial.

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 No Comments »

Customer who ‘didn’t like wine’ loses case

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against a wine store and its owner by a customer who bought wines he “didn’t like”.

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Treasury CEO set to slash portfolio

Treasury Wine Estates’ new CEO Michael Clarke has fuelled speculation that the group may sell off its Beringer brand as he confirmed an immediate need to cut costs.

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Carlsberg enters ‘hard drinks’ category

Carlsberg is making its first move into the “hard drinks” category with a new alcoholic lemon drink aimed at young men.

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 No Comments »

DRC ’90 cases lead auctions at £28k each

Two cases of Romanee-Conti’s 1990 vintage led sales at recent auctions in London and New York selling for £28,000 a piece.

Monday, April 7th, 2014 No Comments »

Big Beer’s idea of innovation? More alcohol

Exactly what Colt 45′s legendary spokesperson, Billy Dee WIlliams, meant by “works every time” was left to the imagination.

Friday, April 4th, 2014 No Comments »

Oregon greets ‘world’s first’ robot pruner

The “world’s first” robotic pruner, dubbed Wall-Ye, has given winemakers in Oregon a glimpse into what could be the future of viticulture.

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the US press

Dennis Sodomka picks a budget “blockbuster” blend, while Sandra Silfven discovers a “unique” $50 Pinot Noir perfect for “special guests”.

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 2 Comments »

Q&A: Jim Meehan – Banks Rum

The Banks Rum ambassador talks cocktails, how has Banks “reinvigorated” the blended rum category and its plans to make its mark with consumers who treat spirits like a fine wine.

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 No Comments »

Craft beer takes to the skies

US airlines are capitalising on the ever growing trend for craft beer by serving it at 35,000 feet.

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 No Comments »

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