Warning: Use of undefined constant style - assumed 'style' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /home/customer/www/boozenews.com/public_html/wp-content/themes/boozenews/functions.php on line 244

Tag Archives: Reuters

• Italy’s Campari Buys Sicilian Rival Averna For $143MIL

Italy’s Campari Buys Sicilian Rival Averna For $143MIL

(Reuters) – Italian drinks group Davide Campari has agreed to buy Fratelli Averna in a deal valuing the Sicilian spirits company that makes Averna, Italy’s second best-selling bitter, at 103.75 million euros ($143 million).

• Florida Bill Would Force Craft Breweries To Sell Beer To Distributors Then Buy It Back

Florida Bill Would Force Craft Breweries To Sell Beer To Distributors Then Buy It Back

Florida’s beer laws are already about as logical as David Samson’s Survivor strategy. Thanks to the oversized influence of big money distributors, antiquated laws like one banning 64-ounce growlers (which are legal in 47 other states) stay on the books. Craft brewers have spent four years trying to change that law. But thanks to the […]

• Heineken Joins Sam Adams, Boycotts St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Heineken Joins Sam Adams, Boycotts St. Patrick’s Day Parade

NEW YORK, March 14 (Reuters) – Two major beer manufacturers on Friday dropped sponsorship of St. Patrick’s Day parades in New York City and Boston to protest bans on gays marching openly. Sam Adams pulled out of Boston’s parade, which takes place on Sunday, and Heineken yanked its support of the New York City parade, […]

• Distillers revive London whisky after 100-year drought

Distillers revive London whisky after 100-year drought

A Scotsman and an Englishman have banded together to create a single-malt whisky they say will be the first distilled in London since 19th-century laws wiped out the craft in Britain’s capital. On Thursday, Darren Rock, the CEO and co-founder of The London Distillery Company, and Andrew MacLeod Smith, his Scottish head distiller, poured the […]

• “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, […]

• Fake Fine Wines on Rise in China

Fake Fine Wines on Rise in China

Bottles of fake wine are destroyed in Nanning. Credit: Reuters Instances of fake fine wines in China are on the rise, and could grow further following Beijing’s threat to impose anti-dumping tariffs on wines imported from the EU. Now the world’s fifth largest wine consuming country, Chinese supermarkets and restaurants are under constant threat from […]

• Get Out Your Euros. French Government To Auction Cellar

Get Out Your Euros. French Government To Auction Cellar

The French government is to auction off part of its cellar as the state seeks to raise funds to battle the national debt. Over 1,000 bottles will be auctioned by Drouot in Paris on the 30 and 31 May, with Bordeaux and Burgundy being the main attraction. The sale is expected to realise €250,000. A […]

• Beer bellies linked with weak bones

Beer bellies linked with weak bones

Men with excessive fat around their abdomen, commonly known as a “beer belly,” are at an elevated risk for heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, and now researchers are adding osteoporosis to the list of potential hazards. More than 37 million American men over age 20 are obese, according to the National Center for Health […]

• Diageo edging towards Cuervo tequila deal

Diageo edging towards Cuervo tequila deal

Diageo is edging towards a deal with the owner of Jose Cuervo tequila which could see the British spirits group take a minority stake in the $3 billion-plus valued No.1 tequila brand, people familiar with the situation said. Diageo chief executive Paul Walsh has said he wants control, or a route to control, of a […]

• Gruppo Campari vigilant after sales lose sparkle

Gruppo Campari vigilant after sales lose sparkle

Italian drinks company Gruppo Campari (CPRI.MI) expects its key domestic market to show flat or declining sales this year, after the euro zone sovereign debt crisis depressed consumption in the fourth quarter of last year. The owner of the eponymous red aperitif, Skyy vodka and Glen Grant whisky told the Reuters Food and Agriculture Summit […]

• Another soul-less beer hits the shelves as Budweiser unveils new lighter beer

Another soul-less beer hits the shelves as Budweiser unveils new lighter beer

The much-hyped new beer, Bud Light Platinum, from Anheuser Busch InBev has finally hit shelves. Touted as not quite Bud Light, and not actually Budweiser, the beer is said to “appeal to a key group of beer drinkers and expands consumer occasion.” Bud Light Platinum has 6 percent alcohol by volume and 137 calories. In […]

• Drinking regularly may help women recover from heart attacks

Drinking regularly may help women recover from heart attacks

Boozenews: Can we stand all the good news about boozing? Women who regularly drink alcohol are more likely to live longer after suffering a heart attack than women who abstain, according to a new study. More than 1, 200 women hospitalized for heart attack were interviewed about how many alcoholic drinks they usually consumed, as […]

• Two Australians dream of an iPhone bottle opener

Two Australians dream of an iPhone bottle opener

You can do a lot of things with an iPhone, but you can’t use it to open a beer. Two heavy drinking Australians are working to change that. According to Reuters, the two Australian entrepreneurs are working on a hard plastic case that fits over the iPhone and comes equipped with a slide-out bottle opener. […]

• Making wine helps to heal scars of war in Bosnia

Making wine helps to heal scars of war in Bosnia

Alija Lizde spent five months in military prison camps in 1993. His only crime was being a Bosnian Muslim, but that was enough for the Bosnian Croat military police. Now Lizde heads a small wine-making cooperative in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina where he works with six Croats and a Serb to revive ancient regional wine […]

• Italy winemakers eye BRIC countries to boost sales

China, Russia and Brazil, where consumers are discovering the pleasure of wine, will power the growth of Italy’s wine exports while the core U.S. market recovers, industry experts say. Wine exports from Italy, which competes with France for the position of the world’s biggest producer, rose about 11 percent to 3.9 billion euros ($5.62 billion) […]