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Thursday 17 April 2014

US

DRC ’90 cases lead auctions at £28k each

Two cases of Romanee-Conti’s 1990 vintage led sales at recent auctions in London and New York selling for £28,000 a piece.

Monday, April 7th, 2014 No Comments »

Big Beer’s idea of innovation? More alcohol

Exactly what Colt 45′s legendary spokesperson, Billy Dee WIlliams, meant by “works every time” was left to the imagination.

Friday, April 4th, 2014 No Comments »

Oregon greets ‘world’s first’ robot pruner

The “world’s first” robotic pruner, dubbed Wall-Ye, has given winemakers in Oregon a glimpse into what could be the future of viticulture.

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the US press

Dennis Sodomka picks a budget “blockbuster” blend, while Sandra Silfven discovers a “unique” $50 Pinot Noir perfect for “special guests”.

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 2 Comments »

Q&A: Jim Meehan – Banks Rum

The Banks Rum ambassador talks cocktails, how has Banks “reinvigorated” the blended rum category and its plans to make its mark with consumers who treat spirits like a fine wine.

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 No Comments »

Craft beer takes to the skies

US airlines are capitalising on the ever growing trend for craft beer by serving it at 35,000 feet.

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 beers in the world media

Michael Bates recommends a Yorkshire hopfenweisse with a “grapefruit and pine-needle aroma”, while Evan Benn picks a “mouth-puckering” sour ale from the third largest craft brewer in the US.

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 No Comments »

Foley Family buys first Oregon winery

Foley Family Wines has expanded its portfolio with the purchase of The Four Graces winery in Willamette Valley – its first in Oregon.

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 No Comments »

Top 20 US craft breweries

Yesterday, US trade body, The Brewers Association, released a list of the largest craft brewers in the country by sales volume.

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 1 Comment »

Koch loses US$12m in damages

US billionaire Bill Koch has lost nearly $12 million in damages he had initially won in a lawsuit against a fellow wine collector.

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 1 Comment »

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