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
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 affectionately known, is home to the town and appellation of Saint Emilion, which today was “reclassified” to determine the best wine estates in the appellation.
The 2006 Saint Emilion Classification was a matter of ongoing controversy as 4 of the 11 châteaux who were demoted in the reshuffle took their complaints to court.
Saint Emilion is the only vineyard in the world to review its Classification every ten years and the French wine regulator INAO (Institut National de l’Orgine et de la Qualité) has approved a new set of regulations which will come into effect from the 2012 harvest onwards.Continue Reading