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Friday 9 October 2015


US red wine contains high levels of arsenic

Nearly all red wine produced in the US contains arsenic in amounts that well exceed the limit allowed in drinking water, a study has found.

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Napa Vintners pledge money to wildfire victims

The Napa winemakers’ main trade association has announced it is to offer an initial grant of up to $250,000 to support victims of the Lake County Valley wildfires.

Friday, September 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Auction to put Oregon Pinot centre stage

Some of Oregon’s top wineries are seeking to raise the international profile of the state’s Pinot Noir via a major new auction, which will feature exclusive, small parcels from the 2014 vintage.

Friday, August 28th, 2015 No Comments »

Portland US’s biggest craft beer city

Cities on the West Coast of the US really are the country’s biggest craft beer lovers, according to a new report.

Friday, August 14th, 2015 No Comments »

NZ brews seek to impress in US

Some of Wellington’s leading craft brewers are presenting their beers at a festival in Portland, Oregon, this week in a bid to build their US fan base.

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 No Comments »

Oregon producer takes international view

One of Oregon’s youngest wine estates has partnered with Jackson Family Wines to take its Pinot Noir range into Europe and Asia.

Friday, June 26th, 2015 No Comments »

Purple beer launched to save sea stars

A purple beer brewed to help raise awareness of Sea Star Wasting Syndrome, which is wiping out star fish along the US Pacific coast, has been launched by Rogue Ales & Spirits.

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

Craft beer a $6bn California industry

The craft beer industry in California is now worth just over US$6 billion according to the California Craft Brewers Association.

Thursday, May 7th, 2015 No Comments »

Sewage beer given the go-ahead

A group of American home brewers has been given the green light to serve beer brewed using recycled sewage water.

Monday, April 20th, 2015 1 Comment »

Oregon rosé in a can launched

Union Wine Company, the Oregon winery that caused controversy in 2013 with its Pinot Noir in a can, has launched a rosé in a can.

Friday, March 27th, 2015 No Comments »

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