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Tuesday 31 March 2015

US

Thief smashes car into liquor store

A brazen thief smashed his car into the front of a liquor store before loading $400 worth of stock into his boot and driving off.

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 No Comments »

Brain protein could hold alcoholism cure

US scientists have pinpointed a protein in the brain that could hold a cure to alcoholism, suppressing the urge to continue drinking alcohol.

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 1 Comment »

HDH announces ‘Celebration of Burgundy’ sale

Hart Davis Hart has announced the date for its annual “Celebration of Burgundy” sale in Chicago which is estimated to fetch US$2-$4 million.

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 No Comments »

Brewery wins six-year Raging Bitch case

A US court of appeal has ruled that a liquor commissioner violated a brewery’s freedom of speech when it banned a beer named Raging Bitch.

Monday, March 9th, 2015 No Comments »

The hidden face of the US wine industry

Rather than California’s famed vineyards, which account for 90% of US wine production, the Wine Explorers instead headed to Texas, Utah and New Mexico.

Monday, March 9th, 2015 5 Comments »

150-year-old wine proves disappointing

A tasting panel hoping for a rare treat when opening a 150-year-old bottle of wine that had been salvaged from a Civil War shipwreck were left sorely disappointed.

Monday, March 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the US press

A grand cru grower Champagne scented with “honey and hazelnuts” and a “spectacular” Chilean red produced with Manchester United FC stand out in this week’s line up.

Thursday, March 5th, 2015 No Comments »

10 Paso Robles wineries to watch

These wineries provide a good cross-section of Paso Robles at its best – garagiste and estate, established and new, affordable to very expensive.

Thursday, March 5th, 2015 2 Comments »

Yao Ming crowdfunds new tasting rooms

Former NBA star turned Napa winery owner, Yao Ming, has started a crowdfunding campaign to raise US$3 million to expand his US and Chinese operations.

Thursday, March 5th, 2015 No Comments »

How to drink Tequila like a Mexican

A lick of salt, shot and wedge of lime might be many people’s experience of Tequila, but its reputation as a slammer spirit is slowly disappearing.

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 1 Comment »

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