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Great Western expanding product line into the U.S.

Great Western Brewing Company is making its first foray south of the border.

The Saskatoon-based company said four of its Original 16 premium products will soon be available in the southwest United States. 126 more words


11th May 1866. Banking Crisis.

Today ‘Black Friday’ in 1866 the bankers Overend and Gurney collapsed owing £11m (£981m in 2008 terms), causing a financial panic in the country. On the previous day the company had suspended payments. 415 more words


Taltarni Blanc de Blancs 2013

Taltarni have released their first wines just over 40 years ago, sourced from the vineyards at the estate in Moonambel, Western Victoria and are well known for their table wines. 209 more words

Tasting Notes

#OTD in 1838 – The Sirius beat the much bigger and faster Great Western – the largest passenger ship in the world.

Sirius was a side-wheel wooden-hulled steamship built in 1837 for the London-Cork route operated by the Saint George Steam Packet Company. The next year, she opened transatlantic steam passenger service when she was chartered for two voyages by the British and American Steam Navigation Company. 700 more words

Irish History

Climbing into the clouds

It would have been easy enough to believe that workmen had been hammering nails into the roof all night but I knew full well that it had been the rain. 982 more words

Sri Lanka

Margaret Casbon, 1864–1903

The original title for this post was going to be “What Happened to Margaret?” I was going to write about how female ancestors can be more difficult to trace than males. 2,704 more words


Vic Legend of the Vine awarded

Eric Vivian Thomson, fondly known as Viv Thomson amongst wine industry peers, has been announced Legend of the Vine Victoria at the annual Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) Melbourne Wine Show Awards Lunch on October 20. 401 more words

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