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Friday 22 May 2015

USA

LA sommeliers launch ‘wine rave’ club night

Two LA sommeliers have launched a wine rave club night in a downtown LA club to encourage revellers to drink wine rather than spirits while they rave.

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 No Comments »

Foie gras back on the menu in California

Foie gras is back on the menu at California restaurants after a federal judge overturned the ban on foie gras sales in the state on Wednesday.

Friday, January 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Sonoma mourns death of John Pedroncelli

Sonoma County wine pioneer John Pedroncelli has died aged 89 after losing a brief battle with cancer.

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 No Comments »

Domaine Chandon closes Étoile restaurant

Napa sparkling wine estate Domaine Chandon has closed its once Michelin-starred restaurant Étoile due to a dwindling demand for fine dining at the winery.

Monday, January 5th, 2015 No Comments »

Burgundy overtakes Bordeaux at auction

Sales of Burgundy have overtaken those of Bordeaux for the first time in American auction house Acker Merrall & Condit’s history.

Monday, December 22nd, 2014 No Comments »

Kurniawan’s wines will be sold to repay victims

Wines from convicted wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan’s private cellar are to be sold to repay the victims of his scams, who are owed in the region of US$30m.

Thursday, December 18th, 2014 3 Comments »

New York distillers move into cocktails

A law has been passed that allows craft distillers in the state of New York to sell visitors cocktails as well as straight serves.

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Man steals $2k of wine from restaurant

A man has been arrested after stealing $2,300 worth of fine wine from the California restaurant at which he used to work.

Friday, December 5th, 2014 1 Comment »

Young Americans ditching beer for wine

Young Americans are falling out of love with beer while their preference for wine and spirits increases, according to a study by Goldman Sachs.

Friday, December 5th, 2014 No Comments »

Domaine Carneros sued over vineyard name

A small winery on the Sonoma Coast is suing Californian sparkling wine estate Domaine Carneros for copyright infringement over its La Terre Promise vineyard.

Friday, November 21st, 2014 No Comments »

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