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Tuesday 9 February 2016

US

Nine indicted over $100k Bourbon heist

Nine members of a criminal gang have been indicted over the theft of at least US$100,000 worth of Bourbon from top producers including Buffalo Trace and Wild Turkey.

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 No Comments »

Restaurant bans ‘small screaming children’

A Canadian restaurant has received messages of “hate and threats” after it banned “small screaming children” from its premises.

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 1 Comment »

Fan catches ball in beer cup

It’s the start of the baseball season in the US and that means the start of fans catching – accidentally or otherwise – stray balls in their beer mugs.

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 No Comments »

Sewage beer given the go-ahead

A group of American home brewers has been given the green light to serve beer brewed using recycled sewage water.

Monday, April 20th, 2015 1 Comment »

New bill ‘key’ to boosting US spirits exports

The US Distilled Spirits Council today welcomed a new trade bill which it said would be “key to opening foreign markets to American spirits products.”

Monday, April 20th, 2015 No Comments »

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 »

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