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Saturday 25 April 2015

US

Bars agree $7m settlement over fatal beating

Two US bars that served three men past the point of intoxication, who then beat a 23-year-old man to death, have been ordered to pay damages of US$7 million.

Monday, April 20th, 2015 1 Comment »

Moët Hennessy in trademark dispute

Luxury wine and spirits producer Moët Hennessy, the drinks division of LVMH, is facing a trademark battle in California over its Chandon Délice sparkling wine brand.

Friday, April 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Brewery snubs AB InBev with new ale

A US brewery has delivered a “screw you” to AB InBev, creating the pumpkin peach ale that the global brewer used to mock craft beer in its divisive Superbowl ad.

Friday, April 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Napa pays tribute to Joseph Phelps

Joseph Phelps, a pioneering force for Napa Valley’s wine industry and major philanthropist, has died at his home in St Helena aged 87.

Friday, April 17th, 2015 No Comments »

US airlines up first class wine offering

American airlines are spending heavily on upping the quality of the wines they offer to their first class passengers according to Bloomberg.

Thursday, April 16th, 2015 1 Comment »

Ben & Jerry’s to release salted caramel ale

Ice cream makers Ben & Jerry’s has teamed up with US craft brewer New Belgium Brewery to release a salted caramel brownie brown ale.

Thursday, April 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the US press

A conservation-conscious Chenin Blanc, “textbook” Côtes du Rhône and sprinkling of Hollywood stardust feature in this week’s roundup.

Thursday, April 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Kurniawan challenges wine fraud conviction

Lawyers for Rudy Kurniawan – the man sentenced to 10 years in prison for wine fraud in 2014 – have launched an appeal against his conviction that could prompt a retrial.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 4 Comments »

Rémy begins its bounceback

Rémy Cointreau has reported a modest return to growth as a strong end to its year and an “excellent performance” from the Americas saw the drinks group post an organic sales uplift of 0.6% for 2014/15.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 No Comments »

Michelin chef found dead inside brewery

Homaro Cantu, a “visionary” chef known for his use of chemical-laboratory techniques, has been found dead inside a brewery he was due to open.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 No Comments »

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