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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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

New Reviews for August 2, 2017

Below is a quick look at our latest reviews published at BevX August 2, 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....

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The Best Rosé You’re Not Drinking this Year – Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo

Despite Rosé now properly being mainstream with the number of choices growing every spring there is scandalously still a Rosé living in obscurity – Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo. Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo is a DOC in central Italy in the region of Abruzzo and within the area designated for Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. I believe that this is the only DOC in Italy that is fully dedicated to Rosato or...

China Is Facing An Epidemic Of Counterfeit And Contraband Wine

Source: Forbes Pamela Ambler July 28, 2017 The Interprofessional Council of Bordeux Wine boldly estimates that 30,000 bottles of fake imported wine are sold per hour in China. “Adulteration of wine and the relabelling of inferior wines to more expensive brands are the most common types of wine fraud,” In 1985, a single bottle of wine was sold for a record-breaking $157,000 at Christie’s...

Troplong Mondot Sold

Source: the drinks business by Rupert Millar 27th July, 2017 Saint Emilion estate Troplong Mondot has been sold to a French insurance firm it has been announced. It was announced this morning (27 July) that the premier grand cru classé estate has been sold to the SCOR Group for an undisclosed sum. The extremely short statement from the château added that a new CEO...

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