Diageo threatened with bigger French tax bill

Source: The Sunday Times Simon Duke August 13 2017 Diageo is embroiled in a row with the French taxman over a large slug of back taxes from the drinks giant. France’s tax authorities have accused the Johnnie Walker and Guinness owner of not paying enough corporation tax on its earnings in the country. At issue is the amount of debt interest the FTSE 100... read more

Sazerac’s Tennessee Distillery kicks off whiskey distillation

Source: Sazerac Company Aug. 9, 2017 Distilling has commenced in Tennessee as Master Distiller John Lunn and Distiller Allisa Henley have cranked up their pot stills and started distilling Tennessee whiskey. A few months ago, John and Allisa sourced sugar maple from a sawmill in Tennessee and burned four ricks in John’s backyard to make the charcoal they are using for the Lincoln County... read more

New Reviews for August 9, 2017

Below is a quick look at our latest reviews published at BevX August 9, 2017. Click the links to get the score and the full analysis of each beverage. Every Wednesday we release new stories, introduce our latest reviews, and send our subscribers their weekly, free digital newsletter. (Subscribe here.) We had another busy week at BevX with new, tasty beverage reviews to share.... read more

Is your wine fake?

Source: The Sun By Tara Evans, Digital Consumer Editor 4th August 2017 British drinkers warned that MILLIONS of bottles of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Côtes du Rhône might be counterfeit. Bottles of Côtes du Rhône and Châteauneuf-du-Pape were sold for £20 – £100 a bottle, despite being cheap plonk BRITISH drinkers are being warned that over 40 million bottles of French wine might be fake. One... read more

Marchesi Antinori Announces Acquisition of Haras de Pirque in Chile

Source: WineBusiness.com August 01, 2017 Marchese Piero Antinori discovered the Maipo Valley estate and its potential for high quality wines in 2001. In 2003, the Antinori family collaborated with Haras de Pirque’s Matte family in a joint venture to create Albis, the winery’s flagship wine. The partnership evolved as Marchesi Antinori began managing vineyard and winemaking operations, culminating up to the acquisition. “We are... read more

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