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Thursday 2 October 2014

US

California drought is ‘unprecedented’

The entire state of California is suffering from “severe drought” conditions, or worse, for the first time this century, according to the US Drought Monitor.

Friday, May 16th, 2014 5 Comments »

Student tasting bill moves forward

Minors studying wine and beer production in California may finally be able to taste what they produce if a new bill is passed by the state senate.

Friday, May 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Craft beer boom to spark US hop shortage?

Hop growers are struggling to keep up with demand as the thirst for craft beer continues, prompting fears that supplies of the crucial ingredient could run dry.

Thursday, May 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the US press

Dave McIntyre picks out five wines for “warm-weather sipping”, while Michael Dresser recommends a “crisp but remarkably full-bodied” Chenin Blanc from South Africa.

Thursday, May 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Latin America’s illicit alcohol trade worth $2bn

Latin America’s $2.4 billion illegal alcohol market accounted for more than a quarter of the region’s total alcohol sales in 2012, costing the legal trade $736 million.

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 No Comments »

Carlos Brito, you’re being conned

It’s been three months since the SuperBowl, so how’s Bud Light’s much-hyped #UpForWhatever ad campaign doing?

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 No Comments »

Oregon producer secures prime vineyard

One of Oregon’s oldest wine producers, Adelsheim Vineyard, has expanded its holdings with the purchase of a 59-acre site in the Chehalem Mountains AVA.

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 No Comments »

Wines aged underwater ‘taste different’

A winery which has been ageing its wines 60 feet underwater has said doing so causes wines to take a “divergent ageing path” and taste different.

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 1 Comment »

Kurniawan prosecutors call for 14 years

Lawyers prosecuting convicted wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan have panned his defence’s calls for leniency and called for a jail term of up to 14 years.

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 2 Comments »

Case of 1982 Lafite tops auction at $42k

An original wood case of Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982 was the top selling item at Zachys’ New York Spring auction this week selling for $41,650.

Monday, May 12th, 2014 No Comments »

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