US Briefs

27 August, 2008
Page 9 
l In a tasty promotion celebrating 125 years of winemaking, Bolla wines of Italy, owned by Brown-Forman, has declared itself the Official Wine of Pizza and will launch a multi-city wine and pizza tour of the US this year.

l Anchor Distilling of San Francisco has released Genevieve Gin distilled from malted grains in a pot still, before being flavored and redistilled in another pot still. Anchor, which also makes Anchor Steam Beer, has a column-distilled gin, Jun ípero.

l McCormick Distilling's 360 Vodka, the "green " vodka, from one of the oldest distilleries in the US, is the official spirit of the Sundance Film Festival, the Robert Redford-backed festival in Utah. McCormick will donate $1 to environmental causes for every wire top mailed back.

l Underdog Wine Merchants, of California , has imported from Alsace a wine designed to accompany Chinese food. Now & Zen is a blend of Sylvaner, Pinot Blanc, Riesling and Gewurztraminer, at a suggested price of $9.99.


Dominic Roskrow

Rum's time to shine

Who would have thought it? After decades of dabbling on the margins of the fashionable bar trade, rum is enjoying its most successful spell in the limelight since the early ’90s, when spiced rums swept all before them.

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