Veuve Clicquot distances itself from Champagne tablets

    Veuve Clicquot has instructed lawyers to investigate a marketing hoax that used the group's branding to promote tablets that would supposedly dissolve in water to create Champagne. Veuve Clicquot branding was used to promote hoax Champagne tablets. Image Credit: World Packaging Design Society Images of the Veuve Clicquot-branded tablets appeared on the internet late last month.

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    Napa Valley Vintners pledges $10m to quake relief

    Napa's main wine trade body has pledged $10m to a disaster relief fund as local wineries pick through barrels strewn across their cellars by the most powerful earthquake in Northern California for 25 years. Damage to component wines for blending at Silver Oak Cellars.

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    Napa quake is a 'wake up call' for wineries

    A powerful earthquake that rocked winery buildings and threw barrels across cellars near Napa in California should act as a warning to producers, some winemakers believe. Damage to component wines for blending at Silver Oak Cellars. Image Credit: David Duncan Many winery workers have been forced to juggle 2014 harvest commitments with clean-up operations following the 6.

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    Australian Vintage outshines rival with strong profits rise

    McGuigan wines producer Australian Vintage has reported its highest annual profits total for nearly a decade, contrasting markedly with the losses reported at rival Treausry Wine Estates. It has become semi-customary over the past 10 years for Australian wine companies to warn of challenging conditions facing their industry.

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    Burgundy domaine to list on UK stock exchange

    The majority owner of Burgundy's Domaine Chanzy is seeking to raise £5m via the unusual step of listing the winery on the London stock exchange. Domaine Chanzy owns 32 hectares of vines. Image credit: Domaine Chanzy Private equity group Olma expects to reduce its direct shareholding in the domaine to below 50% following an initial public share offering (IPO) on London's AIM stock exchange.

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    Napa wineries rocked by powerful earthquake

    The most powerful earthquake to hit northern California for 25 years has left more than 100 injured and wreaked havoc in wine cellars across Napa Valley and Sonoma County on the eve of harvest. Damage to barrel storage room at Oak Knoll in Napa County. (Image: La Villas) A 6.1 magnitude quake rocked the region and woke its residents in the early hours of Sunday morning.

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    Baroness Philippine de Rothschild dies

    Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, owner of Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Chateau Clerc Milon and Chateau d'Armailhac in Pauillac and of all the Baron Philip de Rothschild SA properties, died on August 22, aged 80.

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    Treasury Wine Estates posts its first annual loss

    Penfolds and Wolf Blass owner Treasury Wine Estates has posted its first annual loss, amid a slump in sales in China. Figures from its latest financial statement released this week show that in the year through to June, the company made a net loss of A$100.9m. This compares to a profit of A$47.2m for the same period the year before.

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    Leading Hungary winemaker Laszlo Bussay dies

    One of Hungary's greatest winemakers, Dr László Bussay, died yesterday after a long illness, aged 56. Dr László Bussay was a leading figure in Hungary's Zala region (Image: bussaypince.hu)Bussay was born on 4 June 1958 in Baranya, Southern Hungary.

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    Vintage International Ltd director banned for wine investment scam

    Ofosuhene Ofori-Duah, the sole director of wine investment firm Vintage International Ltd (Vintage), has been banned from being a UK company director for 9 years. An investigation by the Insolvency Service’s Company Investigations Team found that he caused ‘Vintage to trade with undue risk to its clients’.

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