Tag Archives: South America

• Duff Beer! The beer you’ve been waiting for eventually coming to a store near you.

Duff Beer! The beer you’ve been waiting for eventually coming to a store near you.

Don’t get too excited. The Simpson’s Duff Beer is launching in Chile first. Chile?! Whatever. It’ll make its way to the U.S. eventually. If you must have NOW, it’s available at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Studios Orlando, near the show’s rides and attractions. That’s a long way to go for a beer but totally doable! […]

• “a woman walks into a bar…” with Mary Milliken, kickass Reuters journalist

“a woman walks into a bar…” with Mary Milliken, kickass Reuters journalist

Here’s a prescription to liberate yourself from boring people. Find yourself a journalist who has been all over the fucking globe covering emerging markets in South America and Southern Europe and you’ve got yourself a recipe for a stellar evening that also, sadly, highlights how circumscribed your own little life has been. Not really really, […]

• Nooooo. Juniper Berry Disease Threatens Gin and Tonic

Nooooo. Juniper Berry Disease Threatens Gin and Tonic

Recently, a fungus-like pathogen called Phytophthora austrocedrae has been found causing dieback and mortality of juniper at several upland woodland sites in the Lake District and Scotland in northern Britain threatening future supply for gin distillers. This fungus was first found in southern Argentina in 2007 causing mortality of a native South American conifer species. […]

• A Pro Bartender On How To Behave Like A Gentleman At A Bar

A Pro Bartender On How To Behave Like A Gentleman At A Bar

What drink you order says a lot about you. Christina Hendricks, the first lady of Mad Men and sworn Scotch fan, said it best when we interviewed her late last year: Ordering Johnnie Walker at the bar is “sexy, and it’s confident, and it’s also very classic.” In that spirit (pun intended), and in the […]

• TheCellarhand.com connects wineries with those looking for work

TheCellarhand.com connects wineries with those looking for work

A new website is aiming to provide a forum connecting wineries with those looking to work a vintage. Set up six months ago, TheCellarhand.com was created by George Read, based on his own experience working four consecutive vintages in various countries around the world. Despite his praise for the experience of seeing the diversity of […]

• Brazil protects its … wines?

Brazil protects its … wines?

Brazil is widely celebrated for having some of the world’s best beaches, soccer, and Carnival festivities. Wines? Um, no. Nevertheless, Brazil is considering steps to protect its tiny domestic wine industry from an onslaught of imports, in what may be the most bizarre – and controversial – example to date of rising trade protectionism in […]

• Drinking Whisky Creates JOBS!

Drinking Whisky Creates JOBS!

Diageo to create 1,000 jobs and splash out £1bn to expand, as Asia, Africa and South America get the taste for Scotch whisky. Diageo is to invest £1billion in its Scotch whisky production over the next five years to meet growing demand from the emerging markets of Asia, Latin America and Africa. The move will […]

• Champagne entering a new and great period

Champagne entering a new and great period

Champagne is entering a third great phase of sales success according to Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger. “I am anxious about global warming for the long term, but for last 10 years it has been excellent for Champagne.” Speaking at the Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Masterclass in London last month, Pierre-Emmanuel (left) referred to three “great periods of […]

• Asia-Pacific to lead drinks growth

Asia-Pacific to lead drinks growth

Asia-Pacific is to firmly establish itself as the fastest-growing region in the drinks sector over the next five years, according to latest figures. The IWSR Forecast Report 2011-16 predicts that Asia-Pacific will overtake the Americas as the second largest region for consumption and, not long after 2016, will overtake Europe as well. Brown spirits and […]

• Google to launch Limited Edition Beer – URKontinent

Google to launch Limited Edition Beer – URKontinent

Yes, you got that right. Our favorite search engine, has decided on brewing a small batch of limited edition beer. And unlike a namesake beer which would only have a Google logo on it, this beer actually involves the complete co-operation as well as a serious effort from Google staffers. Providing the know how shall […]

• Taiwan becomes world’s No. 5 Scotch consumer

Taiwan becomes world’s No. 5 Scotch consumer

Led by the growing popularity of single-malt whisky, Taiwanese bought £70.3 million (US$111 million) worth of Scotch whisky in the first six months of the year, up 45.25 percent from a year earlier, to become the world’s fifth-largest consumer of the spirit, according to statistics released by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) on Monday. Taiwan […]

• Discovery of Lager-Brewing Yeast Could Lead to Designer Beer

Discovery of Lager-Brewing Yeast Could Lead to Designer Beer

The discovery of lager yeast’s parentage has implications for brewers, and Diego Libkind, the primary researcher on a new study, is already tapping into some of these ideas. A new discovery has unlocked the secret story of lager beer’s South American origins, and is letting scientists piece together the genetic history of the domesticated microbe […]

• Pisco becomes fastest-growing spirit in US

Pisco becomes fastest-growing spirit in US

Pisco, the clear grape spirit of South America, is emerging from the mist of history and bringing rich freshness to cocktails. In New York and other cities, liquor stores and bars that carried no pisco a few years ago have several now and are adding more, making it the fastest-growing spirit in the country, according […]

• Exploring Chile’s burgeoning wine country

Exploring Chile’s burgeoning wine country

“I am NOT drinking any f#*!ing merlot!” A classic line delivered by Paul Giamatti’s winetastic character, Miles Raymond in the film Sideways, a movie that helped energize the global wine boom of the last decade. Miles would surely feel at home with a visit to South America’s burgeoning wine country — where there are plenty […]

• Brazil emerges as imported wine market

Brazil emerges as imported wine market

Brazilians are increasingly turning to wine as their beverage of choice, according to consumer research published by Wine Intelligence. The Brazil Wine Market Landscape Report found that Brazil’s buoyant economy has created a new middle class and there is now around 18 million people that drink imported wine at least twice a year. According to […]