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Champagne Bollinger releases a limited edition for the James Bond film release of SPECTRE

Champagne Bollinger launches limited edition bottle for the release of the newest James Bond film, SPECTRE
Bollinger has been the exclusive Champagne partner, featured in 14 007 films, since 1979. The Bollinger SPECTRE Limited Edition contains a 2009 vintage Bollinger cuvée and is encased in a limited edition chill box.

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Mounton Cadet is announced as the official wine of the 2016 Ryder Cup

Mouton Cadet to Serve as Official Wine for the 2016 Ryder Cup

Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA and the PGA of America announced that Mouton Cadet will be the official wine for the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota. Mouton Cadet began its relationship with the Ryder Cup Europe in 2014 and is now growing that relationship across the Atlantic.

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Hunt Country Vineyards, one of four Finger Lakes wineries working togehter on solar installations

Four Finger Lakes Wineries Team Up for Large-Scale Solar Installations

Four wineries in New York's Finger Lakes Wine Country, Dr. Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars, Hunt Country Vineyards, O-Neh-Da and Eagle Crest Vineyards, and Wagner Vineyards, are working together to launch the first large-scale solar power systems that will add half a mega-watt of solar energy power, enough to power hundreds of homes.

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Wine country in the Champagne-Ardenne region, now designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site

UNESCO Declares Two French Wine Regions As World Heritage Sites
Champagne and Burgundy vineyards were granted UNESCO World Heritage Site status on July 4, 2015. France is now home to 41 such sites.

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Lorenzo Trefethen, third generation Napa Valley winemaker, gets his first win in auto racing

Two Generations of Trefethen Family Auto Racers
Lorenzo Trefethen, third-generation vintner and vice president of Trefethen Family Vineyards, took first place at the prestigious Pirelli World Challenge Porsche GT Club Class, with his No. 13 Trefethen Vineyards Porsche 911 GT Cup race car. He follows in the footsteps of his father, John Trefethen who races in the Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy and is currently ranked No. 1 in the Platinum Masters class.

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New inductees in The Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas

The Court of Master Sommeliers Inductees
The Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas welcomed seven new members in May 2015. The three-part Master Sommelier Diploma Examination includes a blind tasting of six wines in 25 minutes. The resulting certificate is the highest distinction given to a professional in the beverage service industry.

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Macchu Pisco; Avant La Nuit cocktail with pisco; Prunier Family Reserve Cognac

The Court of Master Sommeliers Inductees
This lineup includes a bourbon from Colorado, a mezcal made according to ancient Mexican methods and a gin that is blended with pure Icelandic water. On-trend but not trendy, GAYOT's list is in a class of its own.

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Watermill Winery is one of 19 wineries in the newly designated Oregon AVA of The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater

The Walla Walla Valley has New Viticultural Areas
Oregon has a new American Viticultural Area (AVA), the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) announced this February. The appellation of The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater lies in the Walla Walla Valley in northeastern Oregon, near the Washington border. The AVA includes 19 vineyards, like TERO Estates and Watermill Winery.

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Iron Horse Chinese Cuvée Served at US-China Summit

Bourbon Shortage

Is Aquaoir the New Terroir?

Yao Ming Launches Eponymous Wine Label

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt to Launch Own Rosé

George Clooney and Rande Gerber Launch Casamigos Tequila

Champagne House Sponsors Critics' Choice Movie Awards

The Balvenie Fifty

The Birth of a New Wine Label

Champagne Perrier-Jouet Unveils 2004 Belle Epoque Florale Edition

A Sneak Prévu of a New Liqueur

Hennessy Unveils Futura-Designed Cognac Bottle


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