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Thursday 18 December 2014

US

Zipz wine gets funding on Shark Tank

Single serve wine brand Zipz has secured a record $2.5m in funding on the US equivalent of Dragon’s Den, called Shark Tank on ABC.

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 No Comments »

US craft beer ‘moving into mainstream’

US craft breweries are now opening at a rate of 1.5 every day with the country’s brewery count reaching an all-time high in 2014.

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Pétrus and Rhône top $4.4m NY sale

Two magnums of 1961 Pétrus topped Sotheby’s New York sale last weekend, while the ex-cellar consignment of Paul Jaboulet was 100% sold.

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 No Comments »

Taiwanese buyer scoops world’s biggest truffle

A buyer from Taiwan paid US$61,250 for the world’s biggest white truffle in New York this weekend before participating in Sotheby’s wine sale afterwards.

Monday, December 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Robotic cocktail maker to launch

A fully-automated cocktail maker that promises to churn out “craft” cocktails in just five seconds is on track to receive funding via Kickstarter.

Friday, December 5th, 2014 No Comments »

World’s biggest white truffle to be sold

Sotheby’s is to auction the world’s biggest white truffle in New York this weekend, immediately before its fine wine auction.

Friday, December 5th, 2014 No Comments »

‘Spill-proof’ wine glass launched

A San Francisco-based design company has created what it claims to be a “spill proof” wine glass after four years of research.

Thursday, December 4th, 2014 2 Comments »

Top 10 wines in the US press

A great value vintage Champagne and an “impressive” Pinot Noir with notes of “blueberry, licorice and cracked black pepper” make this week’s round up.

Thursday, December 4th, 2014 No Comments »

Iron Maiden beer to crack America

US fans of UK heavy metal band Iron Maiden will soon be getting a taste of the group’s best-selling ale as it was announced that a canned version will be heading stateside early next year.

Thursday, December 4th, 2014 No Comments »

Moët Hennessy sharpens Napa focus

Moët Hennessy is stepping up efforts to improve the quality and positioning of its Napa Valley estate Newton Vineyard.

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

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