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Maverick makes PVC capsules, and polylam foils and capsules for still and sparkling wines in the U.S. wine packaging industry.

French group Sparflex, a leading manufacturer of products used in wine packaging, has taken over US wine capsule-maker Maverick.

It isn't just retailers being affected by interstate shipping rules. Photo: ASC Fine Wines

As major carriers pull of the national shipping market, the American fine wine market stands to be transformed.

When the wine directors of major auction houses didn't return my calls I knew we were in trouble.

Much of the fizz came from sparkling wines, such as prosecco. Photo: Billy Huynh on Unsplash

Exports of Italian wine reached a record six billion euros ($7.2 billion) in 2017, up 7.0 percent on the previous year thanks largely to Russia, Italy's largest agricultural union said on Wednesday.

Ted Scube, of Scube Family Farms, drives his harvester in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Photo: Dave Chidley/Canadian Press

Harvests started earlier than normal, thanks to ice cold December

Here's a thought to keep you warm amid a furious cold snap — it's a great time for icewine.

Robb and Nicola Merchant, co-owners of White Castle vineyard in Monmouthshire, South Wales.

A Welsh vineyard is claiming to have bottled the nation’s first-ever fortified wine.

The drink, which has been named 1581, has been aged for four years and is “similar in style to port”, with an ABV of 19%.