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Vineyards in South Australia's Barossa Valley. Pic: getty/moisseyev

How Aussie wine has thrived over a decade of change

By Richard Whitehead

“We always say the best wine is yet to be made, and every year we get a little bit closer despite all the risks nature throws at us,” says Dan Johnson as he considers his 13 years at the Australian Wine Research Institute in Adelaide.

Mexico is the world's largest exporter of beer, but craft brewers have yet to catch up. Pic: Cerveza Mexico

Mexican craft beer looks to mimic big-brand success with exports

By Beth Newhart

At the recent Copa Cerveza 2019 (Beer Cup) in Mexico, it was revealed that the country’s craft beer market is nearly up to 1,400 independent breweries with a 29 million litre output. The industry relies heavily on exports to the US and Europe to keep...

Following a $10m investment in local businesses, the Chicago Starbucks Reserve Roastery opened to the public on Michigan Avenue.

World’s biggest Starbucks opens in Chicago

By Beth Newhart

The newest Starbucks Reserve Roastery is the company’s largest location in the world, with five floors and more than 35,000 square feet. It opens its doors November 15 in downtown Chicago.

Truly has recently announced a reformulation, a hard lemonade product and a sponsorship with the NHL.

Truly will be the first hard seltzer served in-flight

By Beth Newhart

In a new deal inked with JetBlue, Truly Hard Seltzer will be the first official alcoholic seltzer of a US airline. Starting this fall, the Wild Berry flavor will be available on all JetBlue flights.

'Ginette'

Gin created by artificial intelligence

By Rachel Arthur

Circumstance Distillery is launching the world’s first gin created using an artificial intelligence programme named ‘Ginette’.

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