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Saturday 19 April 2014

USA

Kurniawan may plead insanity in trial

Alleged wine counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan may be planning an insanity defence when he stands trial in New York next month for US$1.3m worth of wine fraud.

Friday, November 8th, 2013 No Comments »

Lockhart brings Thanksgiving to London

Wines of California has joined forces with London restaurant The Lockhart to celebrate modern US cuisine with a special Thanksgiving menu.

Thursday, November 7th, 2013 No Comments »

Chicago chef Charlie Trotter dead at 54

Chicago-based celebrity chef Charlie Trotter, credited for changing the fine dining landscape of America, has died aged 54.

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 No Comments »

Paper wine bottle to go on sale in US

British packaging firm GreenBottle has launched the world’s first paper wine bottle in the US with California wine producer Truett-Hurst, with a label designed by Stranger & Stranger.

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 4 Comments »

Jancis Robinson hosts WSET dinner in NYC

Jancis Robinson OBE MW hosted a tasting and dinner for US-based WSET diploma graduates and students in New York city last week.

Monday, October 28th, 2013 No Comments »

World’s first square wine bottle released

California producer Truett-Hurst has launched the world’s first wine range housed in square bottles.

Thursday, October 17th, 2013 9 Comments »

Scratch and sniff wine book released

Master sommelier Richard Betts has released a “scratch and sniff” wine book that aims to make wine easier to understand for novices.

Thursday, October 17th, 2013 No Comments »

Wine for cats goes on sale in Japan

Japanese pet food and supplement maker B&H Lives has launched a wine for cats called Nyan Nyan Nouveau (“Meow Nouveau”).

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 No Comments »

Californian vintners respond to “precious and limited” water

An increasing pressure on water supply in California is driving vintners to trial more accurate methods to measure vineyard evaporation rates.

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 5 Comments »

Qupé sold to ex-Screaming Eagle owner

Charles Banks, the former owner of California cult winery Screaming Eagle, has bought a majority stake in Qupé in California, one of America’s top Syrah producers.

Friday, October 11th, 2013 No Comments »

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