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The new owners of the assets of beleaguered custom winemaking company Crushpad are on the hunt for new facilities as they try to rebuild trust in the troubled business.

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Clare Valley wine producer Taylors has put part of its first sparkling wine release under screwcap after trials found no loss of freshness or fizz.

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Team GB aren't the only Brits celebrating Olympic success after sparkling wine from Gusbourne Estate in Kent took a starring role in a Games reception at Buckingham Palace.


Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards, owned by Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir pioneer Richard Sanford, has filed for bankruptcy protection as the company fights off creditors.

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The US wine auction scene staged a revival in the first half of 2012, buoyed by the emergence of Chicago as an alternative location for sales, according to Acker Merrall

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Substantial price rises and new vintages fuelled growth for Moet Hennessy, the world's largest Champagne and Cognac company, in the first half of the year.


English Wine Producers (EWP) has unveiled a new logo and branding designed to reinforce its message about English wines to consumers and the trade.


London wine merchant Corney & Barrow has taken its first English listing after being captivated by the 'structure and power' of the sparkling wines of Wiston Estate in the South

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Wine production in Australia is set to hit a five-year low this year, impacted by the knock-on effects of widespread wet weather in the 2010-11 growing season.

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In the first major takeover of a Spanish wine business by a Portuguese rival, Portugal’s Sogrape has acquired Rioja-based Bodegas LAN from its private equity owner for an undisclosed sum.…


Neusiedlersee has been named as the latest DAC appellation in Austria – completing the family of DACs in Burgenland and the first to focus on the Zweigelt grape variety.


New York-based wine business Banfi Vintners has made its first foray into California with the acquisition of Kenwood Vineyards from sparkling wine and brandy producer Korbel.

Retail giant Tesco's fine wine sales have risen by 50% over the past year following an overhaul of the company's higher-priced offerings.

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After a record-breaking export year, Italy now has nearly a quarter of the global wine market, according to the latest statistics.

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Spectrum Wine Auctions has threatened alleged wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan with further legal action over claims that he tried to sell fake bottles at the company’s February auction in London.…


London wine merchant Berry Bros & Rudd has added to its portfolio of businesses with the acquisition, subject to contract, of fine wine importer Richards Walford & Co.

Premiere Napa Valley

The annual Premiere Napa Valley charity wine auction raised a record total of US$3.1m, breaking through the US$3m barrier for the first time.


Moet Hennessy is to make red wine for the Chinese market after investing in a high-altitude vineyard in the Yunnan Mountains near Tibet.


Moscato sales in the US have risen by more than 70% and the variety is now poised to take the UK by storm.