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Sunday 1 March 2015

Canada

Runaway cows land farmer in jail

A Canadian farmer is fighting a conviction for drink driving, insisting that he had to drive while inebriated in order to catch his herd of runaway cattle.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Wine battles to reach younger drinkers

A younger, wine savvy generation is driving an upmarket shift in wine consumption, but many producers are struggling to reach them, claims a new report.

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Canada’s thirst for imported wine grows

Consumption of imported wines, particularly from the New World, rose in Canada during 2014 with per capita consumption now outpacing the US.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Top 10 beers in the world press

This week’s roundup sees a strong contingent from the craft beer hotspot of San Diego among some variations of the ever-popular IPA style.

Friday, February 13th, 2015 No Comments »

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 »

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