September 24 2006 is the official launch of the Buzet Wine Harvest (Ban des Vendanges) at Xaintrailles,(47 Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine). This appellation lies to the west of the town of Agen just south of the Garonne river, centred on the town of Buzet-sur-Baise. The appellation is dominated by the Co-operative – Les Vignerons Réunis de Buzet who over the years have regenerated the quality and reputation of Buzet wines. Using the same grape varietals as neighbouring Bordeaux (Cabernet Sauvingon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot) they produce consistently good wines, often great value for money. The top of the range is the Baron d’Ardeuil which is an oaked red using older vines and aged in barrels made on site. They have their own barrel-maker (tonnelier) and it is one of the reasons to visit the cave on the outskirts of Buzet.
Originally the Baron d’Ardeuil cuvée was called “Cuvée Napoleon”, but by a perverse quirk of EU copyright laws, this name had been registered by a German wine company and hence the French could not call it “Cuvée Napoleon”. I’m sure that went down well for Franco-German relations!
Their “Tradition” range of red, white and rosé is always good and very drinkable, whilst the Lys range are a fruity younger style to be served slightly chilled in their elegant bottles – excellent for lunch. In addition the Co-op vinifies and bottles the wines from numerous local chateaux which are then sold under the chateau name.
ST. LOUIS (Sept. 24, 2007) – Following the wildly successful launch of BACARDI Silver Mojito earlier this year, Anheuser-Busch introduces today BACARDI Silver Pomegranate Mojito – a pomegranate-flavoured twist on the ever-popular Mojito cocktail.
Available in select restaurants and grocery stores nationwide, BACARDI Silver Pomegranate Mojito is a high-quality, premium-flavoured alcohol beverage modeled after the original muddled cocktail – right down to its cloudy-white appearance – but with the added flavour of juicy pomegranates. It is the first nationally available, pomegranate Mojito-flavoured premium malt beverage to hit the market.
Not quite wine related, but there is a brewery in here…
Old Brewery Mission turning abandoned building at 1301 de Maisonneuve East into women’s shelter
(Montreal September 24, 1997) — The Old Brewery Mission today unveiled plans to transform a former garage located at 1301 de Maisonneuve Blvd. East into a new women’s shelter. According to Ron E. Lawless, Vice President of the Old Brewery Mission Board of Directors, “Similarly to other organizations in the Montreal area, we’ve witnessed a dramatic rise in the number of women knocking on our door for help. Many women are experiencing a serious, if not critical, situation. As our present capacity to help is limited, we are in the process of creating a new facility especially for homeless women”.