North-west American winemaker Corus Brands has changed the name of its company to Corus Estates and Vineyards (CEV). The new name better reflects the company's commitment to producing limited-production estate wines, it said in a statement.

CEV added that it continues to see strong revenue growth, reporting a 50% increase in year-over-year sales across its family of wines.

"Beginning in 2001, when we sold Columbia, Covey Run, Ste. Chappelle, Paul Thomas and Alice White to Canandaigua, it has been a journey towards a single goal: to become the Northwest's leading producer of high-quality, boutique wines." said Corus Estates & Vineyards president Ken McCabe.

"By using only grapes from vineyards we own and manage, we start the winemaking process with the best fruit and we finish with the best wine."