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Armit Wines has appointed Fraser Currie as its new head of off-trade.

Waitrose has reported sales of rosé wine have gone up, alongside outdoor and picnic items, in line with the gradual lifting of lockdown restrictions in England.

Taste Champagne London 2020 has been postponed to March 2021 due to the uncertainty caused by coronavirus.

Accolade Wines is rolling out a new lower alcohol range under the umbrella of its Echo Falls brand, alongside a new logo.

A number of English wine producers battled with frosty weather last week but while a few experienced some vine damage, many have reported that via the expertise of their “amazing” vineyard managers they have successfully managed to protect vines from any extensive damage.

Moët Hennessy UK has appointed Alexei Rosin as the new managing director for UK and Ireland.

Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) is supporting members of the UK wine trade affected by the Covid-19 crisis by donating £25 for every member of the trade who completes the free Napa Valley Rocks online course.

US wine brand Prophecy is introducing Prophecy Rosé to the UK this month.

The UK may have spent the whole of April 2020 in lockdown but the spectacular weather throughout the month, alongside early signs of interest in Majestic Wine’s revamped wine ranges, helped drive sales of the retailer’s rosé wines.

Australian wine brand Tempus Two has added its Copper series to its wine portfolio in the UK.

Tim Atkin MW has released his 2020 Argentina Report.

Majestic Wine has reported early signs that its new 2020 wine ranges have been a hit, despite its customers being in lockdown, and it says each of the revamped categories is recording year-on-year growth.

Wachau has become Austria’s newest and 15th DAC winegrowing region.

Bordeaux wine group, Conseil Interprofessional du Vin de Bordeaux (CIVB), has earmarked the UK as one of seven key markets for its 2020 promotional activity, which includes a strategy to attract new and younger drinkers.

Aldi is seeking consumers to apply to its Aldi Wine Club as wine reviewers. 

Accolade Wines has confirmed its managing director for Europe, Ade McKeon, is stepping down after three years with the company.

A new wine company, which has secured an investment from former Formula 1 driver David Coulthard, has teamed up with Origin Wines to launch a canned wine brand into Tesco stores this month.

The Wine Society is adding to its unique en primeur initiative with its first Australian en primeur.

WineGB has repositioned its marketing activities to support the industry through the coronavirus crisis, with many businesses having been hit by closure of cellar door sales and supply to the hospitality industry.

James Reed has been appointed as buying manager for wine at Tesco.

Villa Maria is inviting consumers across the global to watch the feature-length documentary Vintage as a celebration of International Sauvignon Blanc Day on May 1st.

South Africa has been told that wine exports can now continue.

Help 4 Hospitality has set a £250,000 fundraising target by August 1, 2020, to provide financial support to the hospitality sector.

Marks & Spencer has released a range of own-label wines priced at £5 per bottle.

Comité Champagne has launched an official online learning course for those in the drinks trade.

To celebrate Earth Day Lebanese winery Ixsir is marking the full fruition of a 10-year plant regeneration project.

The Wine Society is launching “the world’s first Austrian en primeur offer” with two white wines from the historic Schloss Gobelsburg. 

The five-week lockdown ban on wine exports could cost the South African wine industry one billion Rand (£43 million), while the damage to reputation and consistent supply, as well as future market opportunities could be “astronomical”, according to Wines of South Africa (WOSA).