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Tag Archives: Prague

• Czech kiosk liquor ban after 19 die drinking bootleg spirits

Czech kiosk liquor ban after 19 die drinking bootleg spirits

Clampdown on market stall sales of hard liquor after poisoning deaths from vodka and rum laced with methanol. The Czech government on Wednesday banned hard liquor sales by street vendors after a 16th person died from drinking bootleg vodka and rum containing methanol, in the country’s worst case of alcohol-related deaths in decades. The government […]

• Molson Coors Agrees to Buy Brewer StarBev for $3.5 Billion

Molson Coors Agrees to Buy Brewer StarBev for $3.5 Billion

Molson Coors Brewing Co., the U.S. maker of Carling lager, agreed to buy StarBev LP for 2.65 billion euros ($3.54 billion) to add beer brands such as Staropramen and provide a route into central and eastern Europe. Committed financing is in place to complete the acquisition from private-equity firm CVC Capital Partners Ltd. and StarBev […]

• Going to in Prague at the end of September? Take a master class in wine

Going to in Prague at the end of September? Take a master class in wine

Wine trade professionals (Boozenews editorial note: the end of the article  says that the class is open to anyone with an interest in wine) will have the opportunity to gain an insight into the industry’s most respected qualification during an exclusive master class in Prague at the end of September. The Institute of Masters of […]