Irish Distillers acquires Eight Degrees in multimillion euro deal

Charlie Taylor – The Irish Times Primary objective of the purchase is to ensure a long-term beer supply for Caskmates. Irish Distillers, the owner of Jameson Whiskey, has acquired the Co Cork-based craft beer producer Eight Degrees Brewing for an undisclosed sum. No financial details have been disclosed but industry insiders described it as a “multimillion euro deal.” The primary objective of the purchase...

Gamay could be Oregon wine’s next great grape

By Sophia Bennett For The Register-Guard Oregon grape growers have had a penchant for pinot noir since the wine industry started in the 1970s. Fast forward 40 years and another French grape is finding firm footing in local soils. Gamay, the principle grape of the Beaujolais region, is becoming a more prominent part of Oregon’s wine scene. “It’s a personal favorite for a lot...

Rum Legend Felix Juan Serrallés Nevares Passes

Felix Juan Serrallés Nevares, the fifth-generation of the Rum dynasty and longtime chairman of Puerto Rico’s Destilería Serrallés, has passed away at 83. He was known to family and friends as Don Fao, and served as president and CEO from 1981 until 2017. Under his reign Destilería Serrallés and their cornerstone brand Don Q Rums have been innovators and a driving force in the...

Wine industry launches campaign to boost production and consumption

Mexico News Daily May 2, 2018 Winemakers’ council says land used for grape cultivation could double in 10-15 years. Mexico’s wine industry is set to get a boost with the launch of a campaign designed to promote their product and educate consumers about winemaking processes and regions. Called “Todos Unidos por el Vino Mexicano” (Everyone United for Mexican Wine), the campaign will be carried...

The 144th Kentucky Derby Saturday

Saturday, May 5,  America and the world will be glued to their TV sets to watch the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby. The Kentucky Derby was first run in 1875 and was witnessed by roughly 10,000 people. The first race was run on a 1 1/2 mile course that was quickly changed to 1 1/4 miles the next year in 1876 and remains...
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