Archive | March, 2009

Murray Valley Growers urge Fosters to sell Vineyards

Murray Valley Growers urge Fosters to sell Vineyards

Growers Urge Foster's Group to sell Vineyards to the Australian Government [...more]

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SAB sells it’s Pepsi Operations in Bolivia

SAB sells it’s Pepsi Operations in Bolivia

SABMiller plc (SAB) announced on Monday that subsidiaries of its Colombian subsidiary Bavaria S.A. have completed the sale of Bebidas y Aguas Gaseosa Occidente SRL (Bebidas), its Pepsi bottling operations in Bolivia, to subsidiaries of Quilmes Industrial (Quinsa), Societe Anonyme for approximately $27-million. [...more]

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Asahi to buy Schweppes Beverages in Australia

Asahi to buy Schweppes Beverages in Australia

Cadbury and Asahi Breweries have entered into a definitive sale and purchase agreement for the Schweppes Beverages business in Australia for a total consideration in cash of approximately GBP550m. [...more]

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Kajmir from Centerra Wine Co

Kajmir from Centerra Wine Co

This blend of brandy, vodka and vanilla from Centerra Wine Co. is lighter in alcohol at 20% abv. [...more]

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The Main Classifications of Rum

The Main Classifications of Rum

White Rums are generally light-bodied (although there are a few heavy-bodied White Rums in the French islands). They are usually clear and have a very subtle flavour profile. If they are aged in oak casks to create a smooth palate they are then usually filtered to remove any color. White Rums are primarily used as mixers and blend particularly well with fruit flavours. [...more]

Education

The Rum Producing Regions of the World

The Rum Producing Regions of the World

Rum Regions The Caribbean is the epicentre of world Rum production. Virtually every major island group produces its own distinct Rum style. Barbados produces light, sweetish Rums from both pot and column stills. Rum distillation began here and the Mount Gay Distillery, dating from 1663, is probably the oldest operating Rum producer in the world. […] [...more]

Education

Rum – Glossary & Terminology

Rum – Glossary & Terminology

A complete Rum (Rhum) Glossary & Terminology Guide [...more]

Education

A Brief History of Rum

A Brief History of Rum

The history of Rum is the history of sugar. Sugar is a sweet crystalline carbohydrate that occurs naturally in a variety of plants. One of those is the sugar cane (Saccharum officinarum), a tall, thick grass that has its origins in the islands of present-day Indonesia in the East Indies. Chinese traders spread its cultivation to Asia and on to India. Arabs in turn brought it to the Middle East and North Africa where it came to the attention of Europeans during the Crusades in the 11th century. [...more]

Education

A Glossary of Brewing and Packaging Terms

A Glossary of Brewing and Packaging Terms

A useful Glossary of Brewing and Packaging Terms listed from A-to-Z that can be used as a reference [...more]

Education

Coopers Pale Ale

Coopers Pale Ale

Coopers Pale Ale advert illustrating the revival qualities of this beer! [...more]

Video

Castle Lager

Castle Lager

A bunch of South Africans get together in NYC and enjoy a beer from their very own "Old Country". [...more]

Video

California: WineMaker

California: WineMaker

• Bohemian Highway and Tunnel of Elms brands. • Making of technically sound, commercially acceptable and appropriate when reflective of brand and price point. • Cost of Goods Sold • Operational efficiency and excellence • Corporate leadership excellence • Ensuring wines are compliant with market requirements • Comply with company SOPs. [...more]

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