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Cigar Aficionado Explores The New Chapter In U.S.-Cuba Relations

Yesterday, the United States government announced sweeping changes to its longstanding embargo against Cuba. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 18, 2014

Cuban Rum Still On Sidelines Despite Diplomatic Deal

While the U.S. and Cuba have agreed to restore full diplomatic relations for the first time in more than 50 years, there’s no sign that Cuban rum will enter the U.S. market any time soon—at least not in large quantities. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 18, 2014

News Briefs for December 18, 2014

•Cigar Aficionado is poised to unveil its Cigar of the Year for 2014—a culmination of test smoking more than 700 cigars throughout the year. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 18, 2014

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for December 18, 2014

•Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Founders Brewing has agreed to sell a 30% stake to Spain’s Mahou San Miguel Brewery for an undisclosed sum. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 18, 2014

Wine Spectator: Jackson Family Buys South African Vineyard

Jackson Family Wines, which owns more than 20,000 acres of vineyards in California and around the world, is expanding to a new wine region: South Africa. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 17, 2014

Whisky Advocate Names Beam Suntory As Its Distiller Of The Year

This morning, Whisky Advocate magazine announced that Beam Suntory has been named its 2014 Distiller of the Year. Go to Whisky Advocate for the full story. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 17, 2014

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