Yellow Tail Sues Little Roo For Marsupial Label; Aussies Create First Space Beer


The producer of Yellow Tail, the country’s best-selling imported wine, is suing the maker of Little Roo for trademark infringement. Apparently, Little Roo’s kangaroo logo is too similar to Yellow Tail’s wallaby.
[Wall Street Journal]

Ireland’s struggling economy has devastated sales of Guinness, which dropped 8 percent in Ireland and Northern Ireland in the last half of 2010.
[Wall Street Journal]

Meanwhile, thieves stole 19,000 bottles of Finnegan Irish Whiskey, worth $371,288, from a warehouse at the Cooley Distillery in County Louth.
[Irish Central]

Saber Astronautics Australia teamed up with the Four Pines Brewing Company to develop the very first beer that can be consumed as safely in space as on earth.
[FOX News]

A taste of the 2007 Napa Cabernets found fewer ultra-ripe, jammy, and oaky wines than in the past, but the vintage was unfortunately monochromatic with little finesse.
[NY Times]