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Wednesday 20 August 2014

US

US Senator calls for powdered alcohol ban

A US Senator has hit out against powdered alcohol, calling on food safety authorities to step in and ban the launch of the new product before it is approved for sale.

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Death of caretaker ends whiskey theft case

The death of a caretaker has ended criminal charges that he drank more than US$100,000 worth of whiskey stolen from his employer.

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NRA warns against alcohol at gun shows

The US National Rifle Association has spoken against proposals to allow the sale of alcohol at gun shows warning it could have a “devastating impact”.

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Beers based on Tolkien’s Hobbit launched

JRR Tolkien’s fantasy novel The Hobbit is to become the basis for a new range of beers set to be released in the US this month.

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Entries open for Alan Lodge spirits writer award

Promising journalists, bloggers and columnists are being called upon to enter the third annual Alan Lodge International Young Spirits Writer of the Year Award.

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 No Comments »

US wineries count cost of latest fire

Winemakers in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California are assessing levels of smoke taint in their vineyards after a fire swept through the region earlier this month.

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 No Comments »

Blass blasts Treasury’s American venture

The man behind Treasury Wine Estates has called the company’s US venture a “nightmare from day one” urging whoever takes it over to sell it.

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 No Comments »

Ancient grape seeds unearthed in Chianti

US archaeologists have discovered what could be the ancestor of Chianti’s famous wine style in the form of 500 waterlogged grape seeds.

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 No Comments »

Wines’ regional ‘fingerprints’ traced

Unique chemical characteristics could be used to identify the region of a wine, assess its quality and even help prevent fraud.

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 No Comments »

Tequila barrels turned into art for charity

Tequila Herradura is inviting artists to transform its barrels into works of art as part of a project to raise $70,000 for charity.

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 1 Comment »

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