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Sunday 20 April 2014


Sparkling wine harvest begins in Napa

Harvest 2013 has officially begun in Napa Valley with the picking of grapes for sparkling wines.

Friday, August 2nd, 2013 No Comments »

US is ‘the linchpin’ for Diageo

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.

Thursday, August 1st, 2013 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the US press

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.”

Thursday, August 1st, 2013 1 Comment »

Producers fighting for US law changes

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.

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 No Comments »

Diageo profits and sales grow in 2013

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.

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 No Comments »

The house that beer built

This house in Houston, Texas has become a popular tourist attraction after the owner covered it in 50,000 beer cans.

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 1 Comment »

Gucci to sell off $18m Cognac collection

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.

Friday, July 26th, 2013 3 Comments »

Top 10 wines in the US press

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.

Thursday, July 25th, 2013 No Comments »

Grand Marnier maker launches prestige pisco

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.

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 No Comments »

Timberlake’s Tequila heads to the UK

UK drinks distributor Hi-Spirits has struck a deal to bring singer-turned-actor Justin Timberlake’s Tequila – 901 – into the UK.

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 No Comments »

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