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Roederer vineyards, Champagne

Roederer opens private vineyard nursery

Maison Louis Roederer has been granted the status of ‘pepiniériste privé’ in France, meaning it is able to run a private vineyard nursery to grow its own rootstocks and control…

Quinta de Vargellas, Taylor's

Hopes rise for 2015 Port wine harvest

Hot and dry weather means the 2015 wine harvest is set to begin early in the Douro, and possibly before the end of August. It is very early days –…

BR Cohn, Sonoma, California

BR Cohn winery sold in California

Cohn was quoted by local newspaper the Press Democrat as saying that bank debts of US$25m forced him to sell B R Cohn Winery, based at Glen Ellen in Sonoma’s Valley…

Roederer vineyards, Champagne

Champagne 2015 crop enters ‘crucial’ period

Champagne grape growers will be allowed to pick 10,000kg of grapes per hectare of vines in this year’s wine harvest, with another 500kg/ha to be released from reserve stocks –…

ullo, sulphites in wine

Home gadget Ullo claims to remove sulphites in wine

The device, named Ullo and pronounced ‘oo-lo’, is described by developer James Kornacki on Kickstarter as a ‘revolutionary purification’ product. According to Ullo’s Kickstarter page, a wine drinker can place…

Asti winery, Souverain, California

Penfolds owner sells California winery

The deal also sees TWE entering into a long-term leaseback agreement on part of the vineyard, which has traditionally provided the company with ‘luxury’ fruit. The move is part of…

wine theft, clare valley, australian wine

Australian wine burglars caught on CCTV

Thieves stole 160 cases of Cardinham Estate‘s wine from a shed at the property at around 3am on 15 July, said South Australia police. Wine stolen is believed to span…

Stainless steel vats at Bolney Estate in Sussex, England

English wine makes British Airways first class list

English still wines have often struggled to generate the same excitement as their sparkling wine counterparts in recent years, but British Airways has gone some way to redressing the balance.…

French vineyard, pesticide

Bordeaux winemaker death inquiry to focus on pesticides

The first steps towards a criminal prosecution came after Valerie Murat filed legal action over the the death of her father, claiming ‘involuntary homicide’. James-Bernard Murat, a winemaker in Pujols…