After years of producing cheap, bad wine, Chinese winemakers are creating high-end offerings, catering to a an increasingly affluent and sophisticated Chinese consumer.
[Wall Street Journal]
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Warren Buffett’s insurance and investment company has agreed to buy Kahn Ventures, a wholesale distributor of distilled spirits, wine, and beer in Georgia and North Carolina.
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A group of happy hour revelers in the city have participated in a yearlong alphabetical bar crawl, beginning at Arctica in Murray Hill and ending at Zanzibar in Midtown.
President Barack Obama sent Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper two cases of Yuengling to settle a bet over the Olympic hockey game in which Canada beat the U.S. 3-2.
Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer, is planning to make more beer while reducing its water use by 30 percent by 2012.
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