Wine Industry News

  • San Francisco: Bars ban Google glasses after attacks

    San Francisco: Bars ban Google glasses after attacks

    (TDB) - Bars in San Francisco have started banning people from wearing hi-tech Google glasses in their establishments following a number of attacks on users. The $1,500 devices allow people to browse the internet, record what they see and use voice commands to bring up information on a small glass...
  • Suntory’s takeover of Beam gets final approval

    Suntory’s takeover of Beam gets final approval

    (TSB) - Beam Inc’s US$16 billion takeover by Suntory Holdings is nearing completion after being granted approval by the European Commission. Having already secured regulatory approval by US authorities and Beam’s shareholders, the acquisition is now expected to close on 30 April after ...
  • Wash your hair in beer, says supermodel

    Wash your hair in beer, says supermodel

    (TDB) - Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson has revealed one of her most unusual beauty treatments used to keep her locks gleaming – a healthy dose of beer. The 50-year-old beauty told Yours Magazine that she she regulatory douses her long locks with beer to “keep it shiny”, a ...
  • New app aims to combat counterfeit wine in Chinese market

    New app aims to combat counterfeit wine in Chinese market

    (FoodMag) - s the presence of counterfeit wine continues to rise in China, WA-based Linkar Group together with the Guangdong Guangxin Information Industry Development Co have developed an app and tracing technology to help distinguish fake wine from the genuine product. A new labelling system on t...
  • US collector sues Antique Wine Co over alleged fakes

    US collector sues Antique Wine Co over alleged fakes

    (Decanter) - A fine wine collector has filed a lawsuit against Antique Wine Co (AWC) in the US city of Atlanta, alleging that two bottles of Chateau d'Yquem, 12 bottles of Lafite Rothschild and one six-litre methuselah of Chateau Margaux that he bought from the firm are all counterfeit. London-bas...
  • Florida students trying to take toxins out of wine

    Florida students trying to take toxins out of wine

    (News4jax) - It's something that could take the "happy" right out of your happy hour. Tiny cancer-causing toxins  are likely in  that glass of wine you may enjoy.  The problem starts in the vineyard where ochratoxin is secreted by vineyard mold.  It's a mold ...
  • Feds approve the sale of powdered alcohol

    Feds approve the sale of powdered alcohol

    (FoxNews) - Ever tried to transport a bottle of alcohol only to give up because it was too heavy or it broke?  Meet your new best beverage friend: powdered booze. A patent for  Palcohol  has now been approved by the Treasury Department, reports Lehrman’s Beverage Law.&n...
  • The Birth of a Wine Culture in South Korea

    The Birth of a Wine Culture in South Korea

    (HP) - How do you create a wine culture where none exists? South Koreans have had a long history of a drinking culture, favoring Soju, a distilled spirit similar to vodka but very cheap. Wine was not on the table, not even in five star restaurants or hotels as recently as the 1990s. That didn't d...

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