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The DBR (Lafite) team. From left to right: Jean-Guillaume Prats, Saskia de Rothschild, Christophe Salin and Baron Eric de Rothschild. Photo Credit: DBR (Lafite)

Château Lafite Rothschild, the Pauillac first growth, and its parent company DBR (Lafite) have announced a major generational shift in management.

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The Scottish Parliament passed the Alcohol Minimum Pricing Bill in May 2012 but the Scottish Whisky Association has been fighting the move since lodging a petition for a judicial review.

Scotland is set to become the first country to introduce minimum unit pricing (MUP) on alcohol after the UK Supreme Court rejected a challenge by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).

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"This is an important event for the Anapa district," the governor said. "A modern winery producing 20 mln bottles annually should be shown to people. Photo Credit: Sergei Malgavko

The Lenin agricultural cooperative, one of the largest wineries of the Soviet Union in the Black Sea resort town of Anapa, will undergo reconstruction and welcome tourists from 2020, Krasnodar Territory governor Veniamin Kondratyev said on Thursday.

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Mora received the award from Christian Seely, managing director of AXA Millesimes, the owners of Quinta do Noval.

Self-taught Spanish winemaker and consultant Fernando Mora MW has been awarded the Institute of Masters of Wine Quinta do Noval prize for the best research paper written in the final stage of becoming an MW.

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Vines are planted in a specially designed ‘urban planter system’. Image: Rooftop Reds

Rooftop Reds, billed as “the world’s first commercially viable rooftop vineyard,” growing vines on a rooftop in New York, will sell its first wines at $1,000 a bottle when they’re ready in 2019.

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The Wine Australia stand at ProWein China in Shanghai.

Wine exporter and Executive Officer of Australia’s First Families of Wine, Ralph Dunning, is imploring Australians to invest in the booming China market.

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Tourists canceled scheduled visits to places like Kosta Browne during the Northern California wildfires, even though the property was undamaged.

Media reporting and images may have left many with the impression that Sonoma and Napa wine country was laid to waste by October firestorms, but only weeks later, a different picture has emerged. Tourists are returning to hotels and tasting rooms, welcomed by staff eager to see business return to normal.

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Wildfire impact was limited to hiring as US wine industry continues to grow.

A rising tide lifts all boats, and despite the significant personal losses wineries and their workers faced due to wildfires in October, U.S. wine sales continued to lift the industry’s fortunes higher.

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Le Vins Georges Duboeuf released the 2017 Beaujolais Nouveau today at 12:01 a.m. The "first wine of the harvest," Beaujolais Nouveau is anticipated by wine lovers around the world who look forward to celebrating the arrival of this festive wine every year on the third Thursday of November, per French law and tradition.

NAPA, Calif.Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/

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Vino Vessel has re-vamped and given their website a complete overhaul with the help of Access Publishing.

Paso Robles, CA (PRWEB) August 12, 2017

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The bold move has sparked interest from other appellations and builds on St.-Emilion's existing environmental initiatives.

New provision guarantees grapes from four Right Bank appellations will be farmed using organic, biodynamic or other sustainable methods

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A picking crew harvests the first grapes for ice wine early Monday in Winfield, British Columbia.

Record-breaking cold has delivered one of British Columbia’s earliest ice wine harvests, with a crew from Summerhill Pyramid Winery of Kelowna, B.C., bringing in grapes early Monday morning.

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