German scientists use gene-edited Tequila bacteria to produce cannabinoids

German pharmaceutical firm Farmako has filed a patent application for its process that uses Tequila bacteria to produce cannabinoids from sugar, dramatically reducing the cost of producing substances such as THC.

Wine & Spirits Show 2019: the masterclasses

The Wine & Spirits Show, run by the drinks business and sister title The Spirits Business, is just one month away, and we can't wait for you to join us.

Dan Aykroyd’s Crystal Head vodka rebuffed over trademark damages

A US appeals court has upheld a ruling against KAH Tequila that it infringed on the rights of actor Dan Aykroyd's Crystal Head vodka, but rejected the producer's request for further damages.

Tequila gains GI approval from the European Union

The European Commission has approved the addition of ‘Tequila' to its register of geographical indications (GI), giving it the same recognition as EU spirit geographical indications.

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