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From left: Montrose CEO Hervé Berland, chairwoman Mélissa Bouygues and owner Martin Bouygues.

Bordeaux's Martin and Olivier Bouygues have acquired the cult Cabernet Franc estate in France's Loire Valley.

Martin and Olivier Bouygues, owners of Bordeaux second-growth Château Montrose in St.-Estèphe, have acquired the fabled Loire Valley domaine Clos Rougeard. The deal was closed June 22, but the purchase price has not been disclosed.

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Christopher Silva brought a spirit of innovation to Sonoma's St. Francis Winery. Photo by: Courtesy of St. Francis Winery

Charismatic leader guided the Sonoma winery for two decades, establishing its sustainability program and promoting the region's wines.

Christopher Silva, energetic president and CEO of St. Francis Winery in Sonoma Valley, died Tuesday in Santa Rosa, Calif., from complications related to brain cancer. The 52-year-old native of Petaluma announced in April that he had been diagnosed with cancer.

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The premier showcase for winegrowers, dealers, buyers and suppliers, which alternates each year between Bordeaux and Hong Kong, generates some 50 million euros ($56 million) in direct business and twice that in knock-on benefits.

The world's wine industry will converge on Sunday when the prestigious Vinexpo kicks off in Bordeaux, the capital of French viticulture, with Chinese visitors leading the pack of foreign punters.

Spain -- one of France's leading competitors along with Italy -- is this year's guest of honour at the four-day extravaganza drawing some 45,000 buyers and 1,000 journalists.

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Santa Maria Valley Wine Trolley parked at a stop at Presqu'ile Winery.

2017 may be a good year for wine-themed attractions in Santa Maria.

On May 27, a new partnership between the City of Santa Maria, Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors & Convention Bureau (VCB) hit the road with the Santa Maria Valley Wine Trolley.

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Vines at Devil’s Corner winery, Apslawn, Tasmania.

Tasmanian wine can be hard to track down, but it’s well worth the effort!

The frustrating thing about this column is that many of the more interesting wines I come across aren’t very easy to track down. Tasmania is a case in point. This unique region of Australia is far cooler than anywhere else on the continent, and it has more in common with Champagne and Burgundy than with the Barossa Valley.

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Max Schubert still working in his office at Penfolds in 1983.

Two new wines aim to celebrate Max Schubert, but do they hit the mark?

Max Schubert was Australia's most important winemaker ever. So Treasury Wine Estates has decided to honor him with a pair of environmentally unfriendly, generic red wines.

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Throughout the campaign comparisons have quite rightly been drawn between release price and the prices of back vintages.

Now that the en primeur season is behind us it is interesting to reflect that many commentators are talking as though it has been something of a failure.

At Amphora Portfolio Management we beg to differ. A campaign is a failure if it fails to find a pulse in the underlying market.

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England's wine industry is vulnerable to the changeable weather. | Photo Rathfinny Estate

Despite all the hype surrounding English wine, very few are actually turning a profit.

It's no secret that English sparkling wine is the darling of the UK trade at the moment. Hell, even the French, who have jealously guarded their exclusive right to the name Champagne for centuries, have taken to le vin Anglais.

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Wine Displays Inc. a global leader in premium wine storage solutions began taking orders today for L-type Series 2, the first significant breakthrough in 'label out' wine storage since the concept was first pioneered in Austria, over a generation ago.

SAN FRANCISCO and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- STACT

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The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) today welcomed local officials and the public to the grand opening of a new Fine Wine & Good Spirits store at The Court at Harleysville, 237 Harleysville Pike, Harleysville, Montgomery County.

HARLEYSVILLE, Pa., May 4, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/

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On stage, from left: Harvard's John Holdren, Bodegas Torres' Miguel Torres, Wine Spectator's Dana Nigro, Gaja's Gaia Gaja and Hall's Kathryn Hall.

Miguel Torres, Gaia Gaja, Kathryn Hall and Harvard professor John Holdren take the stage at 'Fire and Rain' environmental panel.

Wine Spectator kicked off Vinexpo, the international wine-trade fair held biennially in Bordeaux, on Sunday by gathering experts and industry pioneers to tackle one of the most critical issues facing the global wine community: climate change. Senior editor Dana Nigro served as moderator for "Fire and Rain: Climate Change and the Wine Industry," a lively and thought-provoking discussion of the environmental issues facing vintners today and in the future.

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Wine grapes in Alto Adige, Italy Helmuth Rier/Getty Images

Changing weather patterns are already impacting your favorite pinot noir — just ask your sommelier.

Last week Donald Trump announced he would be pulling the United States out of the Paris Agreement, the first-ever multi-national effort to curb the effects of climate change that was first adopted in 2015.

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