Suntory Ltd. is to enter the fast-growing wine market in China by releasing two selections, “Ganhong Putaojiu (‘dry red’)” and “Gaoji Ganhong Putaojiu (‘superior dry red’),” under “Suntory – Li Ang Zhuang Yuan” brand in Shanghai area, starting Friday 17 September 2004.Continue Reading
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, USA.Continue Reading
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 into the wine cellar.
The homemaking icon announced Friday that she’s working with California’s E.&J. Gallo Winery to market a brand of wine called “Martha Stewart Vintage.”
And despite her recent forays into low-end retailing with the likes of Kmart, Martha’s vino will not compete with Two Buck Chuck. It will sell for about $15 a bottle, according to published reports.Continue Reading
A New Way To Combat Wine Fraud: Prooftag
A tamper proof, ‘uncopiable’ security seals are being introduced by wine producers in France, America and Canada.
Wine fraud has been in the news lately. First there was the story in the New Yorker on the infamous Jefferson wines then an article in Slate questioned just how big a problem wine fraud was.Continue Reading