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August 26, 2014

Philippine de Rothschild, a fifth-generation matriarch of the winemaking branch of the European dynasty, has died in Paris, at the age of 80.

Philippine de Rothschild, a fifth-generation matriarch of the winemaking branch of the European dynasty, has died in Paris, at the age of 80.

De Rothschild had been chairwoman of Baron Philippe de Rothschild for almost three decades and was the first woman to head the Bordeaux winemaker.

She died in Paris on Friday "from the effects of a serious operation", the company said in a statement.

May 2, 2012

What are you doing on 9 May? If the Gallo family has its way, you could be raising a glass of moscato to, well, moscato. 

What are you doing on 9 May? If the Gallo family has its way, you could be raising a glass of moscato to, well, moscato.

Fourth-generation Gallo Family Vineyards is calling on Americans to toast the grape, which has become increasingly popular in recent years. In fact, sales of moscato, also known as moscat, grew by over 70% last year in the US, faster than any other wine variety, according to figures from Symphony IRI.

January 23, 2012

You don’t often read about Canadian vineyards but Magnotta Winery in Ontario made headlines over the last few days, as the founding family has taken the company private, making it a 100% family-owned business.

You don’t often read about Canadian vineyards but Magnotta Winery in Ontario made headlines over the last few days, as the founding family has taken the company private, making it a 100% family-owned business.

The Magnottas, who previously controlled 60% of the Vaughan-based winery through their holding company, acquired all of the remaining shares last week.

September 14, 2011

It’s all change at popular port Cockburn's. Not only has a new family – the Symingtons – recently taken the helm at the 196-year-old brand, “significant improvements” have also been made to the taste of Cockburn's port. 

It’s all change at popular port Cockburn’s. Not only has a new family – the Symingtons – recently taken the helm at the 196-year-old brand, “significant improvements” have also been made to the taste of Cockburn’s port.

But lovers of the drink need not worry – the new owners of the family business aren’t about to change it entirely. In fact, they’re looking to the past to boost its future.

August 27, 2009

When the Trefethen family began their Napa Valley winery 41 years ago there was no need to emphasise the family qualities of their business because almost all vineyards were family run. Now the Trefethen’s display “family” on its wine labels to differentiate it from corporate wine makers and as a mark of quality, as Bryce Hubner discovers

When the Trefethen family began their Napa Valley winery 41 years ago there was no need to emphasise the family qualities of their business because almost all vineyards were family run. Now the Trefethen's display "family" on its wine labels to differentiate it from corporate wine makers and as a mark of quality, as Bryce Hubner discovers

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