Vintage scam: 66 million bottles of French wine said to be fake

Source: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/ – Charles Bremner, Paris British consumers have been victims of one of France’s biggest wine frauds, according to investigators who believe that 66 million ordinary bottles were passed off as Châteauneuf-du-Pape or other Côtes du Rhônes. Up to 15 per cent of the annual output of the Côtes du Rhône appellation from 2013 to 2016 was counterfeit, an investigation by the French...

Jack Daniel’s fights possible Tennessee Whiskey barrel tax

Source: http://www.foxbusiness.com/ By JONATHAN MATTISE February 26, 2018 Jack Daniel’s is turning to state lawmakers to ensure that distillers aren’t subject to property tax on whiskey barrels in Tennessee, which the company says it hasn’t had to pay since at least the end of Prohibition eight decades ago. The whiskey giant is pushing a liquor barrel property tax exemption bill after an auditor for...

200 Years of Friendship and St. PATRICK’s DAYS

In Time for Milestone St. Patrick’s Day, Guinness is donating $1 to charity for each adult that dons a ‘Stache Above the Upper Lip, USA (February 21, 2018) – This year marks the 200th St. Patrick’s Day Guinness will share with America, the latest reminder of the two-century connection between a legendary brewery and its good friends across the Atlantic. Once again, in the...

Wine polyphenols could fend off bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease

February 22, 2018 Source: American Chemical Society Evidence suggests that sipping wine may be good for your colon and heart, possibly because of the beverage’s abundant and structurally diverse polyphenols. Now researchers report in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry that wine polyphenols might also be good for your oral health. Traditionally, some health benefits of polyphenols have been attributed to the fact...

Revealed: Why two glasses of wine and 15 minutes of exercise a day is the key to a long life

Source: The Telegraph Sarah Knapton 19 FEBRUARY The recipe for a long life includes exercising for 15 minutes a day, spending two hours on hobbies and enjoying a couple of glasses of wine, according to an ageing expert. Dr Claudia Kawas, of the University of California, who has spent 15 years studying people aged over 90, also recommended keeping weight down and drinking two...

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...

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