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Monday 24 November 2014

US

Rihanna shows off taste for fine wine

Pop star Rihanna appears to have not only a taste for fine wine, but the good sense not to leave a bottle behind after a night out.

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 2 Comments »

California hails ‘excellent’ 2014 vintage

Despite a devastating earthquake and continued drought, Californian vintners are hailing the 2014 harvest as the “third great vintage of the decade”.

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 No Comments »

Explosion blasts man through wall

A man was blown through a wall after an explosion at a vodka distillery on Friday.

Monday, October 27th, 2014 No Comments »

A new Rolland in New York

Virginie Rolland, the niece of the hugely influential wine consultant, Michel Rolland, has just opened her own wine importing business in New York.

Friday, October 24th, 2014 1 Comment »

Guinness launches ‘ultra-premium’ ale

A limited-edition amber ale brewed with both beer and whisky malt has become the first in a new Signature Series line launched by Guinness.

Friday, October 24th, 2014 1 Comment »

Pinot Noir-finished whiskey released

Brown Forman’s Woodford Reserve is to release a whiskey finished in a Pinot Noir barrel.

Friday, October 24th, 2014 No Comments »

At-home whisky-ageing ‘stick’ launched

A wooden stick that it is claimed can age whisky by up to three years in just 24 hours has been launched on crowdfunding site Kickstarter.

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 1 Comment »

Top 10 wines in the US press

A tropical Chardonnay with a “smoke-edged crème brûlée effect”, a manzanilla and a “wacky” white Russian make for an eclectic set of wine recommendations.

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 No Comments »

US faces wine tariff hikes in trade dispute

Canada and Mexico have threatened the US with trade sanctions and increases in wine tax after the World Trade Organisation ruled US tariffs to be illegal.

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 No Comments »

Collector’s 2,447 bottles headed for the sink

A Philadelphia lawyer is fighting plans by the authorities to destroy his collection of fine wines after it was seized by police earlier this year.

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 2 Comments »

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