Scotch Whisky Association launch legal challenge against German whiskey over ‘Glen’ Name

Source: http://www.heraldscotland.com/ by Peter Swindon February 18, 2018 The Scotch Whisky Association has launched a legal challenge against a German distillery’s use of the word ‘glen’ in the name of its signature single malt. The European Court of Justice will rule this week on a dispute between the Association and Waldhorn, the maker of Glen Buchenbach. The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) works to prevent...

Groundhog Day – Six More Weeks of Winter (not so fast)

Punxsutawney Phil, the world’s most pampered rodent, will soon be pulled from his lair to determine if we will have a speedy spring or more grey winter. Not so fast I say. This vermin has seen his shadow on 103 occasions and failed to see a shadow just 17 times. I smell a rat… Who is this Punxsutawney Phil anyway and why should anyone...

Thieves steal 1,000 Brunello wines from Col D’Orcia

Chris Mercer Decanter January 26 Thieves operating in the dead of night have stolen 1,000 bottles of Brunello di Montalcino from high profile estate Col d’Orcia, including ‘irreplaceable’ library vintages. Around 100,000 euros-worth of Brunello di Montalcino wines were stolen from the Col d’Orcia wine shop, situated on the winery estate, last weekend, according to the winery. Thieves broke into the shop overnight and...

Sky Ranch Foundation Awards Grants To East Bay Children’s Law Offices And Urban Initiatives

January 2018 Grants were awarded to Oakland, CA-based East Bay Children’s Law Offices, Inc. (EBCLO.org) and Chicago-based Urban Initiatives. EBCLO is a nonprofit child advocacy organization which provides legal representation to children and youth who are the subject of abuse and neglect proceedings, delinquency proceedings and probate guardianship proceedings in Alameda County Courts. Should a child return to live with his parent or be...

Legendary Italian winemaker Bruno Giacosa dead

Source – thelocal.it Famed Italian winemaker Bruno Giacosa, whose classic Piedmontese wines include Barolo and Barbaresco, has died aged 88, Italian media reported on Tuesday. Born in the northern Langhe region, Giacosa was born in a family of winemakers and in 1967 founded the Falletto house, famed for its red wines as well as its Roero Arneis, a dry white Piedmontese wine. He died...

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