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Wednesday 2 December 2015


Ridgeview makes push on US market

English sparkling wine producer Ridgeview has teamed up with US-based New Horizon Wines in a bid to develop a market for its wines in the US.

Monday, June 15th, 2015 No Comments »

Student gets $200k payout over ‘beer’ sting

A student who was jailed after alcohol control officers mistook a case of water for beer has been paid $212,500 in compensation.

Thursday, July 31st, 2014 1 Comment »

Student jailed after buying water sues state for $40m

A 20-year-old student who was jailed after alcohol control officers mistook a case of water for beer has launched a US$40 million lawsuit against the state of Virginia.

Monday, March 31st, 2014 1 Comment »

Beer brewed from prehistoric whale fossil

Yeast found on the 35 million-year-old remains of a prehistoric whale is the latest bizarre ingredient to be used to brew beer in an effort to engage people with science.

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 No Comments »

Obama serves Hollande ‘cheap’ US wine

The choice of wine served by US President Barack Obama to French President François Hollande at last night’s state dinner has been slammed as “cheap”.

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 35 Comments »

1886 US beer cellar listed as historic site

A beer cellar built in 1886 before the advent of mechanical refrigeration has been listed on the US National Register of Historic Places.

Friday, February 7th, 2014 No Comments »

Vine-devouring weevil caught at customs

A grapeleaf-chomping weevil has been found by the US Customs and Border Protection Agency hidden in a shipment of Italian tiles.

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 No Comments »

Virginia seeks to be ‘wine capital’ of the East Coast

Virginia has set its sight’s on one day becoming the “wine capital” of the Eastern US.

Monday, June 24th, 2013 5 Comments »

AOL pioneers champion Virginian wine

Two former AOL executives are using their winery as a social enterprise project to establish the US state of Virginia as a major presence on the world wine map.

Monday, February 25th, 2013 No Comments »

US confirms 198th AVA

The US Treasury Department has approved American Viticultural Area (AVA) status for the Middleburg Virginia region.

Monday, September 17th, 2012 3 Comments »

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