UnCorkings 5/31/10

Top industry stories of last week.


Published:

Australian drinks giant Foster’s announced that it will split its beer and wine businesses over the next 12 months.

Revolution LLC, the investment company created by AOL co-founder Steve Case, is taking a stake in Internet wine seller Vinfolio in a bid to transform the privately held firm into the "eBay of fine wines." Terms were not disclosed.
 
Sad news: The E. & J. Gallo Winery announced that Albion Fenderson, its first sales manager and a trusted confidant of Ernest and Julio Gallo, passed away in Modesto, CA, at the age of 96.

Acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns will examine America during the Prohibition years in a new documentary to be released in 2011, “Forbidden Fruit.”

Whiskey retailer Masters of Malt introduced a “Drinks by the Dram” program, selling 30ml samples from full-sized whiskey bottles.

A new website will allow winemakers to rate their distributors and publish distributor reviews.

 UnCorkings, our weekly update on the top news stories in the wine and spirits industry, runs every Monday.

Related Articles

Vega Sicilia Won't Release 2010 Alion

Plus other news and notes in the world of wine, beer and spirits.

Taste Washington Offers Support to Victims of Washington Mudslide

Plus other news and notes from the world of wine, spirits and beer.

Tennessee Governor to sign “Wine in Grocery Stores Bill”

Plus importer news and other notes from the world of wine, beer and spirits.

Inaugural Cape Wine Auction a Smashing Success

The 2014 AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction raises more than seven million rand for education in the Cape winelands.

Add your comment:

Subscribe

You can unsubscribe at any time. View an example of our newsletter.

>

Related Web Articles