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Louis Roederer vineyard

Louis Roederer in alleged UK vineyard bid

“Louis Roederer has been looking to acquire land in Southern England, but so far growers have only wanted to lease the land,” a senior UK industry source told Decanter.com Decanter.com…

Meursault Burgundy

Champagne and Burgundy recognised by UNESCO

The 39th assembly of UNESCO, held in Bonn Germany on July 4, saw five cultural sites accepted – two in Denmark, one in Turkey and two in France. Both French…

Yealands Winery, New Zealand

Yealands Wine Group sells 80% stake

Peter Yealands said he had been looking for ‘investment options’ for the company since last December, before selling the stake for NZ$89m to Marlborough Lines Limited. ‘I am delighted to…

Beaujolais

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.…