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Thursday 18 September 2014

US

Top 10 wines in the US press

Rock band Train’s new Sauvignon Blanc is given a test drive by Silfven while McIntyre highlights a “pioneering” Californian “Côtes-du-Rhône”.

Thursday, September 18th, 2014 No Comments »

Winery shows faith in synthetic closure

A US wine brand is so confident in closure manufacturer Nomacorc’s Select Series product it is offering a “100% Money Back Guarantee”.

Thursday, September 18th, 2014 No Comments »

Napa wine train sculpture ‘yarn bombed’

An “iron vineyard” sculpture housed at the Napa Wine Train’s depot in California was “yarn bombed” by a group of stealthy knitters.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Winery fined $115k over volunteers to close

A Californian winery has been forced out of business after it was fined $155,000 for using volunteer labour.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 6 Comments »

Jackson forms new luxury division

Jackson Family Wines has set up the West Burgundy Wine Group, a new division for its top end Pinot Noir and Chardonnay-focused estates.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 No Comments »

AB InBev ‘concerned’ over Ray Rice case

One of the NFL’s biggest sponsors AB InBev has announced it is “concerned” with the way a high-profile domestic abuse case was handled.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Minaj Moscato ‘revolutionising’ industry

Pop star Nicki Minaj believes her sparkling Moscato brand is on its way to revolutionising the wine industry.

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Police officers save skunk from beer can

Police were called in to deal with someone who was “drunk as a skunk” near a US frat house this week. But it wasn’t a student who had had one too many.

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Alcohol used as ancient nutrient booster

A “milky” alcoholic residue has been found in an ancient city with scientists claiming its use was to provide essential nutrients during food shortages.

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 No Comments »

US and Asia boost Bordeaux Index results

A steadying fine wine market with boosts from Asia and the US have given a leg up to Bordeaux Index’s results in the first half of the year.

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 No Comments »

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