Feuillatte retains value, loses volumePublished: 10 January, 2013
Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte has retained value in 2012, despite a 6% slide in volume.
Nyetimber launches Blanc de Blancs 2007Published: 09 January, 2013
West Sussex-based winery Nyetimber has launched a Blanc de Blancs 2007.
Naked Wines invests $150k in Randall GrahmPublished: 09 January, 2013
Online retailer Naked Wines has invested $150,000 to launch two wines with Randall Grahm.
Origin Wine launches South African Fairtrade projectPublished: 12 November, 2012
Origin Wine is launching a new Fairtrade project with South Africa's Brandvlei Cooperative as it looks to build on its success in the sector which also extends into Chile and Argentina.
South African Sauvignon Blanc takes on New ZealandPublished: 09 November, 2012
Off-Piste Wines is seeking to fill what it sees as a promotional vacuum for Sauvignon Blanc with a South African wine with a “toned down” style.
LIWF returns to its rootsPublished: 19 October, 2012
The organiser of the London International Wine Fair has pledged to put a greater focus on the needs of the domestic market at next year’s event and has recruited a new steering com- mittee of retailers and suppliers to advise on its activity.
Wine Australia and OLN trip of a lifetimePublished: 07 September, 2012
Wine Australia has outlined the next phase of its generic programme as it ramps up activity focusing on independents and consumer education.
New-look Makulu on show in LondonPublished: 09 March, 2012
South African varietal range Makulu Wines has revamped its portfolio with a new look, which it plans to unveil at the London wine fair in May.
Warning over fake Blossom HillPublished: 21 December, 2011
Enotria's Sykes to head Wine Society teamPublished: 12 December, 2011
Enotria buying director Tim Sykes is to succeed Sebastian Payne MW as The Wine Society’s head of buying.
Banrock Station teams up with WeightWatchersPublished: 08 December, 2011
Banrock Station Light has teamed up with WeightWatchers as part of a £1 million marketing investment from Accolade Wines.
80 added in Wine Rack range reviewPublished: 26 October, 2011
Wine Rack has unveiled a range review with 80-plus new wines at a press tasting in London today.
Prosecco boss to address sparkling wine symposiumPublished: 13 October, 2011
The head of the consortium that protects Prosecco sparkling Italian wine from Conegliano Valdobbiadene is to address delegates at the International Sparkling Wine Symposium (ISWS), which takes place at Denbies wine estate in the UK on November 1-2.
Effect of deep discounting on the wanePublished: 06 October, 2011
Deep discounting on wine by UK retailers may be having less impact on consumer behaviour, according to a new report.
Gallo launches rosé scented nail wrapsPublished: 06 October, 2011
Gallo Family Vineyards has announced a partnership to launch the world’s first-ever scented nail wrap.
Liv-ex Index falls in SeptemberPublished: 04 October, 2011
The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 Index fell by 6.35% at the end of September compared to the month before and is down 4.05% for the year to date – but has grown 4.72% year-on-year.
Ara Wines launches One EstatePublished: 04 October, 2011
New Zealand’s Ara Wines has launched One Estate, a sparkling wine made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc.
Blossom Hill winemaker dies of cancerPublished: 04 October, 2011
Percy Fox, Diageo’s UK wine division, has announced the death of Blossom Hill winemaker Carol Thorup, who passed away on 5 September at the age of 57 from cancer.
Pregnant women targeted in Eisberg campaignPublished: 29 September, 2011
Alcohol-free wine Eisberg has launched a campaign aimed at pregnant women.
Spanish wine exports to UK increasePublished: 29 September, 2011
The UK has consolidated its position as Spanish wine’s number two export market, behind Germany.
Bottle Green to distribute Barton & Guestier winesPublished: 27 September, 2011
Bottle Green has been appointed as the UK partner for French wine brand Barton & Guestier.
Exclusive wine range for SparPublished: 26 September, 2011
Spar is launching a new exclusive label wine called Falcon Valley.
Rioja links with Spanish film festivalPublished: 26 September, 2011
Campo Viejo is sponsoring the seventh London Spanish Film Festival.
Chalié Richards takes Linton ParkPublished: 22 September, 2011
South African winery Linton Park has named Chalié Richards as its UK agent.
No sliding scale for wine dutyPublished: 11 September, 2011
The government says it is not considering levying higher taxes on more alcoholic wines.
Brits confused about wine, says retailerPublished: 05 September, 2011
Almost half of the UK public believes that water is added to grapes to make wine, according to research commissioned by Spar.
Sainsbury's doubles number of fine wine storesPublished: 29 August, 2011
Sainsbury’s is doubling the number of branches offering a fine wine range following a surge in demand.
SA wine industry hits back at human rights abuse claimsPublished: 23 August, 2011
The South African wine industry has attacked the “questionable” methods used by Human Rights Watch in its damning assessment of the way workers are treated in the country’s wine farms.
New look and new blend for Faustino V RiojaPublished: 19 August, 2011
Faustino V Reserva has been given a facelift to coincide with a new blend for the Rioja brand.
Beaujolais launches iPhone appPublished: 19 August, 2011
Beaujolais has created an iPhone app promoting the region, hot on the heels of the launch of its iPad magazine and the release of GPS audio-guided tours.
Alesha Dixon fronts First Cape wine campaignPublished: 16 August, 2011
Singer and Strictly Come Dancing judge Alesha Dixon has been named as the brand ambassador for First Cape’s Café Collection wine range.
Harveys Bristol Cream links with Ideal Home ShowPublished: 16 August, 2011
A thousand pairs of tickets to the Ideal Home Show are up for grabs in a new promotion for Harveys Bristol Cream.
Grignon opts for Minervois name with new launchPublished: 27 July, 2011
Southern French producer LGI-Alain Grignon Wines has added a Minervois to its Manoir Grignon range.
Marlborough wine producer links with Bottle GreenPublished: 22 July, 2011
Bottle Green has ended its quest for a New Zealand partner with the addition of Toi Toi Wines to its portfolio.
Riesling Week recruits retailersPublished: 15 July, 2011
Fifteen retailers have signed up to the UK’s first ever Riesling Week, a promotion which began in the US in 2005.
Fine wine store set to open in CityPublished: 13 July, 2011
London restaurant operator D&D is planning to open a fine wine store in the City as part of the redevelopment of a building originally created by the East India Company.
Farewell Constellation, welcome AccoladePublished: 29 June, 2011
Accolade Wines has issued a bullish statement about its ambitions in the UK in the week that the company abandoned its old name, Constellation Wines Australia & Europe.
Wine Rack buyer leaves for AntiquePublished: 29 June, 2011
Venus wine buyer Ashika Mathews has joined the Antique Wine Company as director of purchasing.
Rosé joins Constellation's Chilean wine rangePublished: 19 June, 2011
Constellation Wines’ Gran Tierra wine range has been extended with a new rosé.
Rugby tie-in for Brancott EstatePublished: 19 June, 2011
Pernod Ricard UK has unveiled a marketing campaign around Brancott Estate’s sponsorship of Rugby World Cup 2011.
Sugababe Heidi in Gallo Summer Red campaignPublished: 15 June, 2011
California wine brand Gallo Family Vineyards has signed Sugababe Heidi Range for a marketing campaign for its new Summer Red wine.
Jacob's Creek serves up tennis prizesPublished: 06 June, 2011
Jacob’s Creek is capitalising on its partnership with the Wimbledon tennis championships with a burst of marketing activity.
New packaging for Banrock StationPublished: 02 June, 2011
Banrock Station has been given a new look, which producer Constellation Wines hopes will reinforce its environmental credentials.
Coastal campaign for Isla NegraPublished: 01 June, 2011
CYT has launched a consumer campaign for Isla Negra, tapping into the current popularity of seaside holidays in the UK.
Spar revamps British fortified rangePublished: 31 May, 2011
Spar has revamped its British fortified wine range to give it a more contemporary look and bring it into line with the rest of the Spar own-label range, which has been redesigned recently.
Turning Leaf in food-matching campaignPublished: 31 May, 2011
Gallo has launched a campaign pairing its Turning Leaf brand with food.
Treasury releases impulse wine guidePublished: 31 May, 2011
Treasury Wine Estates has produced a guide to selling wine for impulse retailers.
£1m of wine stolen in London raidPublished: 26 May, 2011
Police in London have made two arrests following the theft of wine valued at up to £1 million.
House of Townend unveils £2m HQPublished: 26 May, 2011
House Of Townend has officially opened its new head office and bonded warehouse.
Visitor numbers stable at London wine fairPublished: 24 May, 2011
Visitor numbers at last week’s London International Wine fair were on a par with the 2010 total, according to figures released by organiser Brintex.
Wine consumption has flattened: Wine IntelligencePublished: 18 May, 2011
The number of people who drink wine regularly has stabilised in the wake of massive growth over the past 25 years, and the amount they drink is not likely to increase further, Wine Intelligence research has found.
Percy Fox boosts mini bottlesPublished: 17 May, 2011
Percy Fox has launched a category communication strategy for its range of 18.7cl bottles.
Cape Wine comes to LondonPublished: 16 May, 2011
Wines of South Africa is rebranding its biennial Mega Tasting in London as Cape Wine Europe.
Sancerre producer joins Free Run Wines line-upPublished: 11 May, 2011
Sancerre producer Fouassier has named Free Run Wines as its new UK partner, replacing PLB.
Retailers can claim £250 towards Bordeaux DinnersPublished: 10 May, 2011
Independent wine merchants are being encouraged to team up with local restaurants to host a Bordeaux Dinner – and will receive £250 to help plan and run the event.
New Echo Falls ads for Channel 4 showPublished: 03 May, 2011
Echo Falls is back on TV with some new mini-ads, created for its sponsorship of Channel 4’s Come Dine With Me programme.
Wine Society admits cork is better than screwcap for ProseccoPublished: 27 April, 2011
The Wine Society is abandoning screwcap closures for a popular sparkling wine in its range following negative comments from members.
Fladgate declares 2009 portsPublished: 25 April, 2011
Taylor’s Croft and Fonseca ports have all declared the 2009 vintage – the fourth declaration by owner the Fladgate Partnership this decade.
Tuscan wine producer launches Italian blendPublished: 25 April, 2011
Tuscan wine producer Piccini has launched a new wine blended from grapes grown across Italy.
Naked joins forces with TV's BeenyPublished: 20 April, 2011
Naked Wines has teamed up with TV’s Sarah Beeny as the official wine partner of her property-based tepilo.com website and her dating service mysinglefriend.com.
Blue Nun signs deal with movie channelPublished: 18 April, 2011
Blue Nun has signed a sponsorship deal with TCM, the digital film channel.
Online wine retailer recruits lawyer as criticPublished: 18 April, 2011
Online wine retailer FindWine.co.uk has named Richard Saxton as its new reviewer.
Hambledon share issue falls shortPublished: 13 April, 2011
Hambledon Vineyard has raised £3.5 million with its share issue – slightly less than its £4 million target.
Portugal blitzes indies for National Wine MonthPublished: 07 April, 2011
Independent retailers have received financial help to promote Portuguese wines during National Wine Month.
Launch for Hungarian wine web businessPublished: 05 April, 2011
A new online service has been founded specialising in selling Hungarian wines.
Armit ends search for Chilean agencyPublished: 05 April, 2011
Fine wine supplier Armit has taken on the exclusive UK agency for Chile’s Matetic Vineyards.
Chianti producer joins Bottle Green familyPublished: 29 March, 2011
Chianti producer Sorelli has joined Bottle Green’s portfolio.
Oddbins calls in restructuring consultancyPublished: 02 March, 2011
Oddbins has hired a business restructuring consultancy to discuss the future of the business.
Chilean wine giant buys FetzerPublished: 02 March, 2011
Concha y Toro has agreed a deal with Brown-Forman for Californian wine producer Fetzer.
New national account manager for Spanish wine firmPublished: 27 February, 2011
Berberana supplier United Wineries has named Robert Rand as national account manager.
Spanish producer gains first UK-wide distribution dealPublished: 04 January, 2013
PLB has added premium Ribera del Duero producer Protos to its Spanish portfolio, giving the company its first UK-wide distribution agreement.
Marisco rings the changesPublished: 03 January, 2013
New Zealand’s Marisco Vineyards has overhauled its business by appointing a new winemaker and deciding to bottle a range of wines in screen-printed glass.
Moët aims to get tills ringing on Valentine's DayPublished: 13 December, 2012
Moët & Chandon is releasing a limited-edition gift pack called Declare Your Love to capitalise on the Valentine’s Day market.
"Brazil is the country to watch in the winemaking world"Published: 10 December, 2012
A leading distributor has tipped Brazil as a future powerhouse in the winemaking world.
Echo Falls launches limited-edition bottlesPublished: 10 December, 2012
Echo Falls is launching three new limited-edition bottles with a fashionable twist to mark its partnership with the Clothes Show Live.