Wine Industry News

  • Does The French Laundry Have the World's Highest Corkage Fee?

    Does The French Laundry Have the World's Highest Corkage Fee?

    (Wine-Searcher) - The corkage fees at Thomas Keller's two top restaurants might be the highest in the world. If you want to bring your own wine to The French Laundry or Per Se, you can, but be prepared to pay $150 a bottle for the privilege. The huge corkage fee charged by Thomas Keller's two top...
  • Napa Valley: Stags Leap founders mark 25th anniversary

    Napa Valley: Stags Leap founders mark 25th anniversary

    (Decanter) - The founding fathers of Stags Leap Wine District, one of the world’s greatest Cabernet Sauvignon terroirs, have come together to celebrate the appellation’s 25th anniversary. The smallest and one of the first of Napa Valley’s sub-AVAs, three miles from north to south...
  • NZ: Wine exports surge past $1.3b

    NZ: Wine exports surge past $1.3b

    (RadioNZ) - New Zealand wine export earnings have hit a new high, bubbling over the $1.3 billion mark for the first time. New Zealand Winegrowers chief executive officer Philip Gregan, said it's due to a combination of increased supply from the 2013 vintage and the continuing strong demand in over...
  • Robert De Niro launches new vodka brand

    Robert De Niro launches new vodka brand

    (TDB) - Legendary actor and entrepreneur Robert De Niro has launched a new vodka in partnership with an Australian artisan spirits merchant. Vdka 6100 was co-created by the Goodfellas and Taxi Driver star with Australian spirits company, the Artisan Spirits Merchants (ASM). Although the vodka had...
  • Alcohol and breastfeeding: is it safe?

    Alcohol and breastfeeding: is it safe?

    (MadeForMums) - Sometimes, after a long day with your baby, it's just nice to sit down with a glass of wine or a chilled half a lager. But what if you're breastfeeding? Is it safe to drink alcohol and what could be the effects on your baby? Firstly, is it safe? Just for a change, there are a lot ...
  • Osama ‘beer’ Laden pulls pints in Brazil

    Osama ‘beer’ Laden pulls pints in Brazil

    (TDB) - A Brazilian bar owner has turned an uncanny resemblance to Osama Bin Laden to his advantage by naming his bar after the infamous terrorist and posing for pictures with its patrons. Bar Do Bin Laden in Sao Paulo is run by Bin Laden look-a-like Ceará Francisco Helder Braga Fernandes, ...
  • France: Winery Found Guilty of Pesticide Poisoning

    France: Winery Found Guilty of Pesticide Poisoning

    (Wine-Searcher) - In a first for vineyard workers, a winery has been found guilty of failing to protect its workers from the harmful health effects of pesticides. Château Monestier La Tour, in southwest France's Bergerac region, was convicted of "inexcusable misconduct" for failing to prote...

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