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Saturday 24 January 2015

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Hill-Smith heads Aussie fine wine mission

Yalumba’s Robert Hill-Smith has taken over as chairman of Australia’s First Families of Wine with a mission to put the country “back on the catwalk”.

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 No Comments »

Armed robber swipes $50k whisky

Police are hunting for an armed robber who stole $100,000 worth of alcohol, including a rare Scotch worth nearly $50k, from a liquor store.

Monday, January 19th, 2015 No Comments »

Chardonnay Masters 2014: The results

Proving that few grapes can beat the malleability and creative potential of Chardonnay was last month’s Masters tasting, where top-price pours and cheaper oaked styles fared well.

Monday, January 19th, 2015 No Comments »

University launches craft beer programme

Simon Fraser University in British Columbia is to offer students the chance to study craft beer as part of a continuing studies programme.

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 No Comments »

Top 10 beers in the world press

The first roundup of the new year, this week we find all manner of winter-warmers and unique styles – plus one reviewer’s top pick of all time.

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 3 Comments »

Royal Canadian Navy bans booze at sea

The Royal Canadian Navy has banned alcohol at sea following a series of “questionable incidents” involving drunken sailors.

Monday, December 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Canada: A land of great wines to discover

Canada has always fascinated me; its culture, its size, its landscapes, the hospitality of its people, and its wine.

Monday, December 1st, 2014 5 Comments »

New BC liquor laws to bump up prices

British Columbia is to allow limited sales of liquor in provincial supermarkets next year, but the average price of a bottle of wine will rise as a result.

Monday, December 1st, 2014 1 Comment »

Q&A: Consul general Ian Burchett

Ian Burchett, Canadian consul general for Hong Kong, speaks to the drinks business about the opportunities for Canadian wine in China.

Thursday, November 27th, 2014 No Comments »

Drunken birds crash land on boozy berries

Boozed-up birds are falling from the sky in Canada after getting drunk on frost-fermented berries.

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 No Comments »

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