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Sunday 14 February 2016

USA

Gallo to buy Talbott Vineyards in Monterey

California wine giant E&J Gallo is to buy Talbott Vineyards in California’s Santa Lucia Highlands next month as the brand shifts its focus towards premium wines.

Friday, August 28th, 2015 No Comments »

Whisky aftershave launched

Men’s skincare brand Portland General Store has launched a whisky aftershave said to evoke the feeling of relaxing below deck with a favourite Scotch.

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 No Comments »

Spreadable beer goes on sale

A company in Vermont has started selling beer jelly in a variety of different expressions including an Indian Pale Ale and an oatmeal stout.

Friday, August 14th, 2015 No Comments »

Drinking horn goes on sale

Tired of drinking your beer from a pint or your wine from a Riedel? Now you can quaff your favourite tipple in a far more heroic fashion – from a drinking horn.

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 No Comments »

Smoke taint threat from California wildfires

There are fears among California vintners that the wildfires currently raging in the state may affect grapes with smoke taint.

Thursday, August 6th, 2015 2 Comments »

Soderbergh backs Bolivian spirit

Hollywood film director Steven Soderbergh has put his faith in Bolivian grape spirit Singani 63, for which he has become the sole importer in the US.

Monday, August 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

US wine lovers yet to embrace online

While using the internet to seek out information about wine has surged over the last four years, only 11% of American wine drinkers have bought wine online this year.

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 8 Comments »

US ‘still bleeding’ from recession

American consumers have curbed their spending on Chilean wine and are “still wounded and bleeding” from the recession according to winemaker Aurelio Montes.

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 No Comments »

Fine dining resto to serve wine on tap

Proving that the trend in the UK has spread beyond casual dining venues, fine dining restaurant Avenue in St. James’s has started serving wine on tap.

Friday, July 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

LCD Soundsystem frontman to open wine bar

James Murphy, the former frontman of dance-punk band LCD Soundsystem, is to open a wine bar in New York’s trendy Williamsburg next month.

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 1 Comment »

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