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Tuesday 23 December 2014

US

TGI Friday’s sued over drinks menu

A man charged $10.39 for a drink at TGI Friday’s is suing the chain, claiming it deliberately hid the cost of drinks to trick customers into paying more.

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 6 Comments »

Cocaine stash found hidden in wine shipment

US customs officers have seized 35 pounds of cocaine that was found hidden in a wine shipping container.

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 No Comments »

Budweiser loses out to craft beer in US

Millennial drinkers are shunning the self-proclaimed “King of Beers” in favour of craft, with shipments outnumbering those of Budweiser for the first time.

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 No Comments »

Burgundy dominates at $5.6m sale

Part two of auction house Wally’s Roy Welland Collection sale raised US$5.6 million, smashing its low estimate of $3.6m.

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 No Comments »

Czech president: US beer is ‘filthy water’

Milos Zeman, president of the Czech Republic, has branded American beer as “filthy water” during a business summit in Kazakhstan.

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 No Comments »

App predicts taste in wine and beer

A new iPhone app has launched, which claims to be able to predict a consumer’s taste in wine and beer with 96% accuracy.

Monday, November 24th, 2014 No Comments »

Collector battles to save 2k wine bottles

The US lawyer battling to save his seized cache of wine has said that they were for personal use, as prosecutors seek to have them destroyed.

Friday, November 21st, 2014 No Comments »

Excessive drinkers not ‘dependent’

The majority of people who drink to excess are not alcohol dependent and far from being alcoholics, according to a recent study.

Friday, November 21st, 2014 No Comments »

Africa developing a thirst for whisky

Affluent Africans are turning their attention to whisky, with consumers in South Africa, Angola and Morocco leading the charge.

Thursday, November 20th, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the US press

From a “budget-friendly Syrah” and $60 Californian “grand cru-level” Chardonnay to a $360 Burgundy grand cru, this week’s roundup features a wine to suit all tastes and wallets.

Thursday, November 20th, 2014 No Comments »

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