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Sunday 30 August 2015


Nuns battle to build winery and brewery

A group of nuns are fighting to build a winery and brewery as part of a major development in suburban Chicago.

Friday, July 24th, 2015 1 Comment »

Diageo probed over ‘inflated sales’

Drinks giant Diageo is being probed in the US for allegedly artificially inflating its sales by sending more cases of alcohol to clients than required.

Friday, July 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the US press

An “exuberant” red from Portugal’s Douro Valley, a food-friendly Moldovan Malbec and a crisp Californian rosé make for a line-up perfectly suited to summer sipping.

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 No Comments »

Pie and beer replaces Mormon holiday

While many Mormons in Utah will be celebrating Pioneer Day on Friday, an increasing contingent will instead be bowing at the alter of baked goods and beer.

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 7 Comments »

Grahm to breed 10,000 new grape varieties

“Rhone Ranger” Randall Grahm has launched a crowd funding campaign to create “the first New World grand cru” and breed 10,000 entirely new grape varieties.

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 3 Comments »

NZ brews seek to impress in US

Some of Wellington’s leading craft brewers are presenting their beers at a festival in Portland, Oregon, this week in a bid to build their US fan base.

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 No Comments »

US bill could lift drinks post ban

A century-old ban on sending alcohol through the US Postal Service could be lifted if a new bill makes its way through Congress.

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 No Comments »

Brown-Forman’s ‘vision’ for US whiskey

Brown-Forman, the world’s biggest American whiskey producer, has revealed its new “vision” for the category in the UK.

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 No Comments »

Treasury sells US vineyard at $7.5m loss

Treasury Wine Estates has sold its Asti Winery, Souverain brand and vineyard assets in California to E&J Gallo Winery at a loss, as it continues to restructure its business.

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 No Comments »

Miami Heat’s Dwayne Wade launches wine label

Miami Heat basketball player Dwyane Wade has stepped into the wine industry with the launch of his own wine label – Wade.

Monday, July 20th, 2015 No Comments »

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