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Tag Archives: Independent

• Global Prosecco Sales Overtake Champagne

Global Prosecco Sales Overtake Champagne

Global sales of Prosecco have overtaken Champagne, as the insatiable worldwide thirst for the Italian sparkler shows no sign of abating. As reported by The Independent, according to figures released by the Italian Sparkling Wine Observatory (OVSE) last Friday, Prosecco sales edged ahead of Champagne sales in 2013. The Italian sparkler shifted 307 million bottles […]

• French cows fed wine to increase flavour

French cows fed wine to increase flavour

A number of farmers in the Languedoc have taken to feeding their cattle local red wine to improve the flavour of their beef. According to The Independent, local farmer Claude Chaballier has been feeding his cattle wine from the village of Saint-Geniès-des-Mourgues, resulting in “lean, marbled and tasty,” beef. Chaballier fed the wine to three […]

• Sushi, whisky & champagne. Aw, hard times in Russia’s VIP prisons

Sushi, whisky & champagne. Aw, hard times in Russia’s VIP prisons

Ex-prisoner claims that if you have cash, you can live the good life behind bars. For most people, spending years in a Russian prison camp would be a living nightmare. But one ex-prisoner has described how it can be a time of whisky, sushi and relative freedom – if you have enough money. Andrei, a […]

• We Love Green! Another Cure for Whisky’s Carbon Hangover

We Love Green! Another Cure for Whisky’s Carbon Hangover

The stink of methane is not what comes to mind when dreaming of the warm, sweet smells of a whisky distillery. But Scotland’s Bruichladdich Distillery is hot on the scent of a whisky industry with a cleaner finish. The company says its operations on the Isle of Islay now run 100 percent on methane produced […]