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Northern Rhône's E. Guigal Expands in the South, Buying Tavel's Château d'Aquéria

E. Guigal, the prominent Northern Rhône Valley producer, has expanded its holdings in the Southern Rhône with the purchase of Château d'Aquéria in Tavel from the de Bez family. (Source: Wine Spectator)

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The Year's Most Exciting Wines!

Each year, Wine Spectator editors survey the wines reviewed over the previous 12 months and select our Top 100, based on quality, value, availability and excitement. This annual list honors successful wineries, regions and vintages around the world.
(Source: Wine Spectator)

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Paper shortage, delays cause disruption in printing of wine labels

With paper joining a lengthy list of items in short supply because of pandemic-stretched supply lines, winemakers find themselves in a bind when it comes to getting their products to market.
(Source: Napa Valley Register)

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Ridge Vineyards Awarded Inaugural Robert Parker Green Emblem

Consumers are searching for wineries that make additional efforts to enact sustainable practices. Robert Parker makes it easy for consumers to search for sustainably made wines by offering filters for certified organic or biodynamic. 
(Source: Ridge Vineyards)

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Wine that went to space for sale with $1 million price tag

The wine is out of this world. The price is appropriately stratospheric.
Christie’s said Tuesday it is selling a bottle of French wine that spent more than a year in orbit aboard the International Space Station. The auction house thinks a wine connoisseur might pay as much as $1 million to own it.
(Source: Washington Post)

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Southern Glazer's and Wine Spectator Raise $1.6 Million for Restaurants

With the help of Zachy's, Guy Fieri, Dave Portnoy and a star-studded lineup of vintners, the Conscious Collection Auction brought aid to an industry in need.

(Source: Wine Spectator)

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Bollinger Champagne Owners Buy Oregon's Ponzi Vineyards

A pioneering Willamette Valley family, who arrived in the region in 1969 when Oregon Pinot Noir was considered impractical, sells control to marquee Champagne house.

(Source: Wine Spectator)

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Wente Family Estates Announces Next Generation of Leaders

Wente Family Estates announced a new alignment for the company’s senior leadership as America’s longest continuously owned and operated family winery, celebrating 138 years of history in 2021. (Source: Wine Business)

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Bordeaux Adapts with New Grapes

In entry-level bottlings, winemakers can begin using Touriga Nacional, Marselan and other varieties chosen for suitability in a changing climate.

(Source: Wine Spectator)