1862 Spirit ration was discontinued by act of Congress on 14 July. “Distilled spirituous liquors” were also banned from all naval vessels “except as medical stores and upon the order and under the control of the medical officers of such vessels.” Those who are entitled to the spirit ration will receive a commutation payment of 5 cents per day (in addition to their regular pay) beginning 1 September.
On 1 September 2002, CA Wine was appointed sole distributor in Thailand by Archery Summit Winery, Duckhorn Vineyards, and Far Niente Wineries.
On 1 September 2003, CA Wine was appointed sole distributor in Thailand by Pahlmeyer and Shafer Vineyards “City of Wine to be Opened by Marqués de Riscal
Rioja pioneer Marqués de Riscal will open its long-anticipated City of Wine cultural center on 1 September.
Located at the company’s main bodega in the tiny Rioja village of Elciego, the 60ha complex, devoted entirely to wine, is part of a 10-year, US$77m renovation of the winery and its facilities.
It features a 43-room luxury hotel by architect Frank O Gehry, who designed the roof of wave-shaped titanium sheets in homage to the flowing skirts of Flamenco dancers.
Visitors to the hotel, set amid Riscal’s vineyards, will be able to descend by glass elevator to cellar level, where they can participate in tours and tastes that take them through the winemaking process from production to ageing.
The restaurant, run by Michelin-starred chef Francis Paniego (of Restaurant Echaurren, also in Rioja) will also offer cooking and wine-and-food pairing classes.
Best known for its Reserva and Gran Reserva Riojas, the 150-year old Marqués de Riscal also produces wine in La Rueda and Castilla y León.
Texas “Under 21” Alcohol Laws
Effective September 1, 1997, Senate Bill No. 35 went into effect and deals with various alcohol violations under the Alcoholic Beverage Code and the Penal Code in regards to “”persons under 21 years of age.”” The offenses include:
Purchase of Alcohol by a Minor
Attempt to Purchase Alcohol by a Minor
Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor
Possession of Alcohol by a Minor
Misrepresentation of Age by a Minor
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol by a Minor
Effective September 1, 1997, the fine becomes $0 to $500, in line with the Penal Code Class C Misdemeanor offenses. Additionally, violators will be required to perform community service, attend alcohol education classes, and license suspension is added as a sanction, automatic upon conviction
EVANS & TATE STRIKES DEAL WITH MCWILLIAMS WINERY
Troubled Australian winery Evans & Tate has signed over its distribution rights to New South Wales-based McWilliams Wines in Australia, beginning Sept. 1. 2007. Evans & Tate went into voluntary receivership last week after ANZ bank foreclosed on a A$100 million loan to the company. The receiver, McGrathNicol, in turn entered an interim agreement with McWilliams.
In addition to distribution, McWilliams’ will work with E&T and receiver McGrathNicol to drive value and brand development through a large marketing campaign. McGrathNicol also pointed out E&T brand would benefit from McWilliams’ established on- and off-premise channels.
OPICI WINE GROUP ACQUIRES FINGER LAKES WINES
Finger Lakes Premium Wines (FLPW), a distributor of Finger Lakes wines in the upstate New York market, has been acquired by the Opici Wine Group of Glen Rock, NJ. The consolidation is effective Sept. 1.2007
Paul Walsh to become Diageo Group Chief Executive on 1 September 2000
24 July 2000
Diageo, the world’s leading spirits, wine and beer company has announced that Paul Walsh, currently Chief Operating Officer, will succeed John McGrath as Group Chief Executive on 1 September 2000. Mr McGrath will remain an Executive director of Diageo until his previously announced retirement on 31 December 2000.