5th October – Pilsner First Brewed Today 1842

The Pilsner Fest in the capital of Czech beer The climax to the beer festival season happens in the West Bohemian town of Pilsen. It was here that in 1842 the legendary Pilsner Urquell lager was born. Although a range of beers in Europe and around the world bear the name ‘pilsner’, there is only … [Read more...]

27th September – Slow News Day in the Wine World

September 27, 2006 The board of directors of Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. elected August A. Busch IV to the board of directors effective today and named him president and chief executive officer of the corporation effective Dec. 1, 2006, it was announced today. “The board of directors diligently … [Read more...]

22nd September – Slow Day in the Wine World

Opus One Is Its Own The owners of Opus One, Philippine de Rothschild and Constellation Brands, said Thursday (Sept 22, 2005) that, in the future, the winery will operate more independently from its Napa Valley sibling, Robert Mondavi Winery. The likeness of Mondavi remaining on the label is still … [Read more...]

21st September – Slow News Day in the Wine World

Royston Brewery, Baldock Street. On 21 September 1725, the Royston brewery was bought by Robert Phillips from Radstock ie Radwell and mentioned as the founder in a later obituary. Around 1759 it passed to his son John I (b1713). The original article suggested that Robert was around 50 when he … [Read more...]

20th September – Tithing Wine in Church Formalised Today 1879

Charles Cimicky has scooped the pool at The Barossa Wine Show held on 20 September 2007, scoring four trophies including the regions Most Outstanding Table Wine for the 2006 Trumps Shiraz. Charles Cimicky established Cimicky wines at Lyndoch in the Barossa Valley with his father Karl in 1972, and … [Read more...]

19th September – Dr. Bailey Carrodus Aussie Wine Legend Died Today 2008

Vale Dr. Bailey Carrodus: eccentric and enigmatic Australian winemaker (7 March 1930 to 19 September 2008) A pioneer winemaker who founded Yarra Yering in the cool-climate Yarra Valley of Victoria in Australia, Bailey Carrodus was something of an enigma and an acknowledged eccentric. He reminded … [Read more...]

16th September – Distilled Liquors Removed from Navy Today 1862

1862 General Order issued by Gideon Welles on 16 September, required captains of naval vessels to remove all distilled liquors from their ships except those that serve as medical stores. "Ale, beer, wine, and other liquors not distilled" were exempted from the provisions of the act of 14 July 1862, … [Read more...]

15th September – From the Better Days…

From the better days… Gallo To Release Joint Wine Brand With Martha Stewart E&J Gallo and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia today announced the creation of a new line of wines dubbed after the lifestyle diva. Martha Stewart has long dominated America's living rooms and kitchens. Now she wants … [Read more...]

14th September – Dom Pierre Perignon Died Today 1715

Dom Pierre Pérignon (c. 1638–14th September 1715) was a Benedictine monk frequently credited (erroneously) with the invention of champagne, though the Méthode champenoise was developed by him. The famous cuvée of champagne Dom Pérignon is named after him. Suntory Ltd. is to release three types of … [Read more...]

11th September – British Pint Safe for a While Longer Today 2007

The British pint is safe forever after the European Commission announced a policy U-turn on Tuesday September 11th, 2007 The European Union executive said British and Irish pubs may go on serving beer in pints after 2009, when such measures were due to be phased out. After consulting industry and … [Read more...]