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Tuesday 31 March 2015

US

Diageo commits to calorie labelling

Diageo is to provide calorie labelling on all of its products – a first for any alcohol company.

Thursday, March 19th, 2015 No Comments »

Kelly Brook celebrates with 1,000 magnums

British model turned TV star Kelly Brook celebrated the debut of her US sitcom with 1,000 magnums of Champagne, gifted by Ellen DeGeneres.

Thursday, March 19th, 2015 No Comments »

US authorities torpedo underwater ageing

US federal authorities have taken a dim view of ageing wine underwater, warning it may be illegal to sell wine that have been aged that way.

Thursday, March 19th, 2015 2 Comments »

Space yeast beer ready for lift off

Forget the beer brewed with the yeast of a man’s beard and Iceland’s whale testicle beer – Ninkasi has released a beer made from space yeast.

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Alcohol dependency among secret service high admits chief

The director of the US secret service has admitted there is a culture of alcohol dependency and the hiding of information within the agency which needs addressing.

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Napa vineyard dispute ends in murder

A disagreement over a vineyard in the Napa Valley has ended with the owner murdering his business partner and then killing himself.

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Bud’s ‘brewed the hard way’ goes social

Advertising that only entertains and doesn’t contribute to changing behaviour, is a waste of money, writes Dan Fox, as he deconstructs Budweiser’s latest efforts.

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 1 Comment »

Parents win $1.5m in fight against liquor store

A US couple has been awarded US$1.5 million – the largest settlement ever made public in Oklahoma – after a liquor store sold vodka to their underage son who was then killed in a car crash.

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 1 Comment »

Sebeka failure shows Cape’s challenge in US

The South African partner in E&J Gallo’s high profile Sebeka brand venture has explained why the project was dropped, despite a $10 million marketing push.

Monday, March 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Man shoots friend in Bud vs Busch beer row

A man stands accused of shooting his friend with a shotgun after he brought him the wrong brand of beer.

Monday, March 16th, 2015 No Comments »

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