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...]

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...]

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...]

10th September – Slow News Day in the Wine World

September 10, 2006, The 2006 St. Emilion Classification Released Today Every ten years, a cabal of wine officials gets together to decide who is good, who is better, and who is best in a little town on the North side of the Dordogne River in the Bordeaux region of France. The "Right Bank" as it is … [Read more...]

9th September – Slow News Day in the Wine World

The Union's Save our Suds campaign cumulated in a one-day province wide shutdown of the Breweries on the day before a provincial election, September 9, 1987, and in a rally at Queen's Park, London, Ontario, which received terrific media coverage. The September 9th shutdown of the Breweries was the … [Read more...]

6th September – Slow News Day in the Wine World

Coors is Still Official Beer of the NFL - The National Football League and the Coors Brewing Company announced on September 6th, 2005 that Coors will continue to be the "official" beer of football. The brewing company, which is now owned by the Canadian-American conglomerate Miller-Coors Brewing, … [Read more...]

5th September – China Gets Tough on Alcohol Producers Today 2007

Scotland gets tough - The days of cut price and extra free alcohol deals in the corner shop, convenience store or supermarket are coming to an end, as part of tough new measures to tackle Scotland's 'destructive drinking culture' announced by Justice Secretary of the Scottish Parliament, Kenny … [Read more...]

3rd September – Slow News Day in the Wine World

2003-Chateau Rives Blanques - This year’s harvest got off to a brilliant start on September 3rd and came to a brilliant close today with a traditional harvesters’ lunch. Apart from a few wobbly bits in between, the weather was perfect throughout. The excessive heat of the summer brought our harvest … [Read more...]