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Friday 12 February 2016

USA

Gallo sued over traces of arsenic in bottles

California wine giant Gallo is being sued for allegedly illegally introducing hazardous dust containing traces of arsenic and other toxic substances into wine bottles made at its glass plant in Modesto.

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 2 Comments »

Prosecco drives Americans to sparkling

18 million Americans now drink sparkling wine at least once a week as Prosecco sales surge in the US, according to a report by Wine Intelligence.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 No Comments »

‘Bubbly bandit’ turns herself in to police

A 49-year-old felon turned herself in to the police after images were released of her stealing $600 worth of Champagne from a California grocery store.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Union Wine Co launches Pinot lollipops

Union Wine Company, the Oregon winery that caused controversy in 2013 with its Pinot Noir in a can, has launched a range of boozy lollipops.

Friday, February 6th, 2015 No Comments »

Harvard spends $60m on vineyards

Harvard University has spent $60m on 4,050 hectares in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, making it one of the top growers in Paso Robles.

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 No Comments »

‘Secret’ somm gifts wine to diners

A woman known as the “Secret Somm” has been anonymously gifting free bottles of wine to diners at Bay Area restaurants in San Francisco.

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 No Comments »

Hobbs to pay $100K for bulldozing Christmas tree farm

US winemaker Paul Hobbs has been asked to pay $100,000 for land-use violations including bulldozing a Christmas tree farm in Sonoma and turning it into a vineyard.

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

US demand driving world wine market

Demand for wine from US consumers is set to drive the world wine market over the next three years, according to a recent study conducted by the IWSR for Vinexpo.

Monday, January 26th, 2015 No Comments »

USA to be Vinexpo ‘special guest’

The US is to be Vinexpo’s first “special guest” at the fair’s exhibition in Bordeaux this June.

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 No Comments »

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 »

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