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Saturday 2 August 2014

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Chinese firm buys Quixote winery

Napa’s Quixote Winery has been sold to a Chinese-owned firm for US$29 million.

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 No Comments »

California passes ‘sip and spit’ bill

A bill allowing underage winemaking and brewing students to taste while studying has been approved by the governor of California.

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 No Comments »

10 of the best jobs in beer

From beer sommellerie to brand championing, the beer industry holds many a career path for the sud-loving job hunter.

Monday, July 21st, 2014 No Comments »

Neil Patrick Harris new face of Heineken

Neil Patrick Harris has signed up as the face of Heineken USA, appearing in a series of ads mocking the country’s alcohol advertising rules.

Monday, July 21st, 2014 No Comments »

US Stone Brewing makes bid for Berlin

The Stone Brewing Co. is poised to become America’s first craft brewery to open a brewery in Europe, supported by a crowdfunding initiative.

Monday, July 21st, 2014 No Comments »

Malibu Coast becomes newest AVA

Malibu Coast in California has joined the ranks of America’s viticultural areas after a three year application process.

Monday, July 21st, 2014 No Comments »

English whisky takes global inspiration

A new distillery set to begin production in the Cotswolds next month is drawing on Scottish expertise and a Taiwanese model in a bid to emulate the success of the US craft whiskey scene.

Friday, July 18th, 2014 No Comments »

First female master sommelier for JFW

Jackson Family Wines has announced Master Sommelier Jennifer Huether will join the international team of the wine company this summer.

Friday, July 18th, 2014 No Comments »

Kurniawan to be sentenced next week

Convicted wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan will be sentenced next week after the judgement was delayed for a third time.

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the US press

A “stunner of a wine” made from an “unusual” blend of Merlot and Italian grapes and an “outstanding” white Burgundy were the toasts of the town among US wine writers this week.

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 2 Comments »

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