Harvest 2013 has officially begun in Napa Valley with the picking of grapes for sparkling wines.
God Bless America. That could have been the theme tune accompanying the announcement of Diageo’s annual results for the year to the end of June.
Will Lyons recommends a “superb” wine with a “spicy acidity and savoury finish” while Katie Kelly Bell picks out “one of the best values in white wine on the market.”
Eighty years after the repeal of Prohibition in the US, vestiges of restrictive legislation remain. Now the big spirits producers are fighting them in the courts.
Diageo has announced net sales growth of 5% and an operating profit growth of 8% in its preliminary results for the year ending 30 June 2013.
This house in Houston, Texas has become a popular tourist attraction after the owner covered it in 50,000 beer cans.
Fashion scion turned Cognac producer Giorgio Gucci is selling off 5,700 bottles of his own Cognac brand, whose combined value is estimated at around $18 million.
Eric Asimov recommends a rosé “you can enjoy as an aperitif and throughout a meal” while Dave McIntyre picks out an “electric and elegant” Chilean red.
Marnier Lapostolle, owner of the Grand Marnier liqueur brand, is to launch a super-premium pisco in the UK market from the Elqui Valley in Chile.
UK drinks distributor Hi-Spirits has struck a deal to bring singer-turned-actor Justin Timberlake’s Tequila – 901 – into the UK.
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