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Top lot at Sonoma barrel auction fetches $60K

The top lot in the record setting third annual Sonoma County Barrel Auction held last Friday was a 20-case bottling from Pinot Noir icon Kosta Browne that fetched $60,000.

Total Wines overturns ‘unconstitutional’ South Carolina liquor laws

US wine retailer Total Wines has successfully challenged the traditional liquor laws of South Carolina, after the state’s supreme court branded a cap on the number of stores a retailer can have as “unconstitutional”.

15 Cocktails inspired by literary greats

Taken from new cocktail tome A Drink of One's Own, we've rounded up 15 cocktails inspired by literary greats, from Jane Austen to Zadie Smith.

Charles Banks pleads guilty to fraud

Charles Banks, the former co-owner of cult California winery Screaming Eagle, has pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and could face up to 20 years in prison.

Diageo builds momentum

January 26th, 2017

US teen drinking at historic low

December 14th, 2016

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