The Sediment

Read on for snippets of news that don’t fit elsewhere but have for unfathomable logic appealed to Tony Keys.

Lots of talk on top end wines what about the other end

All wine producers like to show, talk and boast of their top wines, but what about the other end? TKR has visited many a small producer cellar door that has a low-priced cash cow, often not very good but good enough for visitors to feel they are spending something for ...
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Pernod Ricard Mezcal, tennis & grog, posh wine

Prickly investment A report in The New York Times 7 June says Pernod Ricard (PR) has bought a majority stake in Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal. Mezcal is distilled from any type of agave plant native to Mexico, unlike tequila, which comes only from blue agave. Del Maguey makes a ...
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The best beer, Estonia tax increase, Wyndham Estate

Hit the spot As any reader who has spent the day at a trade or consumer wine show will, we think, agree, the best part of a long day is the end and a beer that hits the right spot. What a stroke of genius for the German Radeberger Group ...
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Casella scrabbling for Barossa recognition

Casella, which acquired Peter Lehmann in 2014, has authorised a new marketing campaign for the brand in the domestic market. The campaign may or may not be of any real help, but it’s good to see the brand being given a push. It could also do with a push in ...
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Congratulations TWE a very neat move

Very neat A very neat move by Treasury Wine Estates (TWE): it has struck a deal in the UK to become the official wine sponsor at the London Craft Beer Festival in August. TWE is promoting two brands at the Festival: the 19 Crimes and Gentleman’s Collection portfolios will be ...
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