A LA man who ordered a “smoking” cocktail at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles claims he experienced excruciating pain immediately after drinking the tequila-liquid nitrogen mix, which was served to him by a Los Angeles-based marketing executive for Casamigos Tequila. He is suing Clooney, the Beverly Hilton, Casamigos, Southern Wines and Spirits, and others for up to $20 million for negligence and battery.
Matt Myers, owner of Lincoln’s The Happy Raven, decided that his bar will no longer carry or sell any Anheuser-Busch products. Anheuser-Busch, Meyers contends, purchases successful craft breweries and hopes consumers don’t realize it, blurring the lines between independent craft beer and the brands owned by the megabrewer. Anheuser-Busch denies this. But Myers’ decision illustrates an ongoing conflict between big beer and those in the craft camp.
French insurance company Scor purchased a St-Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé B estate, Château Troplong Mondot. Additionally, the Moueix family adds two properties to its portfolio: Clos La Madeleine, a St-Emilion Grand Cru Classé, and Château Magnan La Gaffelière, a St-Emilion Grand Cru.
The US Attorney’s Office in Pennsylvania ordered Southern Glazer’s, Breakthru Beverage, White Rock Distilleries and Pio Imports, to pay a total of $9 million in monetary penalties for providing gifts to Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board executives.