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Thursday 28 August 2014

US

Koch loses US$12m in damages

US billionaire Bill Koch has lost nearly $12 million in damages he had initially won in a lawsuit against a fellow wine collector.

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 1 Comment »

Agricultural disaster declared in New York

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared an “agricultural disaster” in 19 upstate New York counties following a “long and bitter” cold winter.

Monday, March 31st, 2014 No Comments »

Student jailed after buying water sues state for $40m

A 20-year-old student who was jailed after alcohol control officers mistook a case of water for beer has launched a US$40 million lawsuit against the state of Virginia.

Monday, March 31st, 2014 1 Comment »

Mario Batali falls foul of NY licensing laws

US celebrity chef Mario Batali has been forced to temporarily close his New York wine shop and pay fines of half a million dollars after breaking New York State liquor laws.

Friday, March 28th, 2014 5 Comments »

Could insufferable self-righteousness stifle craft beer?

Dan Fox responds to criticism following his controversial article on craft beer and Big Beer last week.

Friday, March 28th, 2014 3 Comments »

US craft beer exports rocket

Exports of US craft beer rocketed by 49% this year with a total of 282,526 barrels valued at US$73 million shipped in 2013.

Thursday, March 27th, 2014 No Comments »

Tennessee whiskey law change postponed

A controversial proposal to relax laws on the production of Tennessee whiskey and allow for the reusing of barrels has been postponed.

Thursday, March 27th, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the US press

Colette Bancroft recommends a Chardonnay from director turned winemaker Francis Ford Coppola, and Dave McIntyre picks an “exceptional” Verdejo from north west Spain.

Thursday, March 27th, 2014 No Comments »

Beer brewed from prehistoric whale fossil

Yeast found on the 35 million-year-old remains of a prehistoric whale is the latest bizarre ingredient to be used to brew beer in an effort to engage people with science.

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 No Comments »

Star Trek Klingon beer ‘Warnog’ launched

Warnog, the official beer of Star Trek’s infamous Klingon baddies, is set to be unleashed onto the US market.

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 No Comments »

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