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Thursday 5 March 2015

US

How to make an ad as effective as Budweiser’s

We might have been forgiven for thinking the world’s largest brewer just didn’t understand how advertising works – until SuperBowl XLIX demonstrated otherwise.

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 4 Comments »

Top 10 wines in the US press

An “intense” Californian Cabernet produced in a “beast of a vintage” and an Argentine red bursting with “strawberry and spice aromas” won the hearts of US wine writers this week.

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 No Comments »

Raunchy US chain Hooters renews UK plans

Sports bar Hooters, known for its scantily clad waitresses, is considering expanding across the UK, with Manchester one city said to be ripe for the taking.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Man tries to pay $10 bar bill with a rock

A US man tried to pay his $10 bar bill with a rock before threatening to blow up the bar, causing bomb squad investigators to scramble to the scene.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 No Comments »

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 »

Napa barrel auction raises $6m

This past week marked the 19th Premiere Napa Valley Barrel Auction, scoring a record $6 million. Yet naturally one might wonder how these ‘New World’ wines would age. And would they truly retain their value as collectables?

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 1 Comment »

Restaurant picks up diners’ $5k tab

Guests at a restaurant in Detroit were given a pleasant surprise when its owner unexpectedly offered to pay for all of their meals, totalling US$5,182.

Tuesday, February 24th, 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 »

Acker completes Saunier collection sales

US auctioneer Acker Merrall & Condit saw the final sale of importer Martine Saunier’s Burgundy collection go out with a “big bang” in New York.

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Vice CEO drops $300k on lavish dinner

The CEO of Vice Media spent US$300,000 on a dinner in Las Vegas after a lucky gambling run, which included bottles of wine costing $20,000.

Monday, February 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

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