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Tuesday 21 October 2014

US

Napa wine train sculpture ‘yarn bombed’

An “iron vineyard” sculpture housed at the Napa Wine Train’s depot in California was “yarn bombed” by a group of stealthy knitters.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Winery fined $115k over volunteers to close

A Californian winery has been forced out of business after it was fined $115,000 for using volunteer labour.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 20 Comments »

Jackson forms new luxury division

Jackson Family Wines has set up the West Burgundy Wine Group, a new division for its top end Pinot Noir and Chardonnay-focused estates.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 No Comments »

AB InBev ‘concerned’ over Ray Rice case

One of the NFL’s biggest sponsors AB InBev has announced it is “concerned” with the way a high-profile domestic abuse case was handled.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Minaj Moscato ‘revolutionising’ industry

Pop star Nicki Minaj believes her sparkling Moscato brand is on its way to revolutionising the wine industry.

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Police officers save skunk from beer can

Police were called in to deal with someone who was “drunk as a skunk” near a US frat house this week. But it wasn’t a student who had had one too many.

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Alcohol used as ancient nutrient booster

A “milky” alcoholic residue has been found in an ancient city with scientists claiming its use was to provide essential nutrients during food shortages.

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 No Comments »

US and Asia boost Bordeaux Index results

A steadying fine wine market with boosts from Asia and the US have given a leg up to Bordeaux Index’s results in the first half of the year.

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 No Comments »

AB InBev eyes £75bn SABMiller takeover

AB InBev is preparing to secure funds of up to £75 billion (US$122bn) to buy rival UK brewer SABMiller, according to reports by the Wall Street Journal.

Monday, September 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 most haunted US bars

Pull up a stool at some of these US bars and you might be sharing your gin and tonic with more than a few otherworldly entities.

Monday, September 15th, 2014 2 Comments »

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