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Tension has escalated between winemakers in Germany's Mosel region and the organisers of a major rally race after two cars crashed through vineyards on the eve of harvest. Thierry Neuville crashes into Mosel vineyards during a practice run for ADAC Rallye Deutschland.
Yvonne May, head of Wine Australia for UK & Ireland, has died following a battle with illness. Yvonne May was a 'tireless ambassador' for Australian WineIn a statement, Andreas Clark, acting chief executive of Australian Grape and Wine Authority, paid tribute to May and her 'tireless' work promoting Australian wine.
Bordeaux chateaux look set to ease the pain of a weather-blighted 2013 growing season by reporting a much larger harvest this year, officials have said. Bordeaux's 2014 wine grape harvest is set to be 52% larger than 2013, which was the region's lowest since 1991, France's agriculture ministry said this week in its final pre-harvest forecast.
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.
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.
A 4,000-year-old wine cellar discovered in modern-day Israel was used to supply feasting revellers at an adjacent palace, researchers believe. The remains of the Middle Bronze Age wine cellar discovered in 2013 in present-day Israel.
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.
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.
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.
The Frey family, owner of Chateau La Lagune in Bordeaux and Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aine in the Rhone, has bought Chateau de Corton André in Burgundy for an undisclosed fee. Chateau de Corton Andre.
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.
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.
The Russian Parliament (State Duma) is considering proposals to introduce a state monopoly on the production of wine in Russia.