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Beaujolais aims for sparkling wine appellation

Beaujolais has been producing a small quantity of sparkling wines over the past few decades, but labelled as table wines under the Vins de France classification. Jean Bourjade, managing director…

Vilagrad winery, Hamilton, New Zealand

Historic New Zealand winery destroyed by fire

The blaze broke out in the early hours of this morning (29 June) at the winery near Hamilton, damaging about 90% of the building, but leaving winemaking equipment mostly intact.…

Coravin Wine Access System, Coravin

Coravin secures another $13m in funding

New York-based investor Windham Venture Partners has injected most of the latest funding, with Coravin’s existing main shareholder, Paris-based Quadrille Capital, also adding more money. It means Coravin has to…

Chateau d'Yquem

Suspected Bordeaux wine theft gang facing trial

Chateau d’Yquem was burgled in 2013. Seventeen suspects will go before a court in Bordeaux accused of playing some part in a series of wine thefts, France Bleu Radio reported.…

Port, Robin Reid

Port veteran Robin Reid dies

Robin Reid, who spent much of his professional life after the Second World War promoting the Port industry, died on 28 May, his family has announced. Among his most prominent…