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2012 Wine News and Headlines

Read our archive of 2012 wine news covering interesting trends involving wine, beer and spirits, special bottle releases, newsworthy promotions and unusual headlines.



WINE NEWS


Wine News for November 28, 2012
A rare bottle of The Balvenie Aged 50 Years
The Balvenie Fifty
We recently got to toast Malt Master David Stewart for his successful half century in the Scotch whisky business. His limited-edition "The Balvenie Aged 50 Years" retails for about $32,000! Learn more about this rare bottling.

Wine News for October 1, 2012
The Galerie label features artwork by Malia Pettit
The Birth of a New Wine Label
Winemaker Laura Díaz Muñoz launched her first wine label, Galerie, at a lunch at Providence restaurant in Los Angeles. We were among the first to taste her 2011 Naissance Sauvignon Blanc, made in a European old wine style.

Wine News for September 14, 2012
Champagne Perrier-Jouët 2004 Belle Epoque Florale Edition on display at Katsuya restaurant in Brentwood, CA
Champagne Perrier-Jouet Unveils 2004 Belle Epoque Florale Edition
Pernod Ricard unveiled the Champagne Perrier-Jouët 2004 Belle Epoque Florale Edition bottle by Japanese floral designer Makoto Azuma at Katsuya restaurant in Brentwood last night.

MORE NEWS HEADLINES

A Sneak Prévu of a New Liqueur
Hennessy Unveils Futura-Designed Cognac Bottle
TY KU Adds Coconut Nigori to Sake Lineup
World's First Agave Nectar Liqueur Launched
Two-Century-Old Bottle of Wine Sold at Auction
Historic Inglenook Winery Restored to Former Glory
Sideways the Play
Jordan Winery Celebrates 40th Anniversary
Mt. Brave Wines
STACKED Wines Introduces Innovative Packaging
Moscato Demand Growing in U.S.
Johnny Walker Double Black
Champagne House Celebrates 35th Anniversary



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