Booker’s wine category manager, Rob Hart, has left the business to start his own microbrewery.
Accolade Wines has launched a new range of canned, pre-mixed cocktails based on its Hardys, Banrock Stations, Echo Falls and Stone’s wines.
González Byass is set to release a special edition of Tio Pepe En Rama, its unclarified, unfiltered fino, to celebrate the 200th birthday of the winery’s founder Manuel Maria González.
English sparkling wine Nyetimber has revamped its packaging in time for the UK’s summer of celebrations.
Tesco is taking a stand at the London International Wine Fair and is calling on suppliers and producers to come to its wine team with ideas and projects – in what the supermarket is calling a “Dragons Den-style opportunity”.
Online retailer Slurp has launched a French site in what it is calling “an audacious bid to beat the French on their own patch”.
Barefoot Wine has signed up environmentalist and adventurer Ben Fogle to front its annual Beach Rescue Project.
Landmark Wholesale has given its Vintners Collection wine range a new look and grown it with a new Italian Pinot Grigio, Australian Pinot Grigio and South African Shiraz/Grenache blend.
Blossom Hill and Gallo are both developing 5.5% abv wines to target the growing low-alcohol wine market.
The generic marketing body for the Rhône valley has earmarked a £1 million investment to push its wines in the UK this year.
Following the success of last year’s initiative, OLN is again working with Wines of South Africa to target leading independents. We are offering two readers the opportunity to win a trip to the Cape Wine fair, taking place in Cape Town from September 25-27.
Off Licence News is inviting independent readers to register for a £50 bursary to visit the London International Wine Fair in May.
Guy Wilkes, owner of Somerset wine merchant the Wine Shed, has died of pancreatic cancer aged 49.
Tesco has relaunched its wine case subscription service Tesco Wine Select with six more pre-mixed cases and new deals for subscribers.
The Three Wine Men are offering independent retailers the chance to show their wares at their shows in Manchester and Edinburgh this summer.
Pernod Ricard UK’s channel director for wine Lee James has been promoted within the group to international brand development manager for premium wine brands EMEA.
Wines of Germany is calling on independent retailers to run Riesling promotions this July.
Blue Nun is sponsoring women’s comedy competition the Funny Women Awards in its 10th anniversary year.
Oddbins has seen a surge in sparkling wine sales thanks to the unseasonal sunshine.
More than 1,000 wines looking for representation will be on taste at the London International Wine Fair as part of a team-up with the International Wine Challenge.
Accolade Wines has launched a limited edition pack for Stone’s ginger wine.
Wines of Germany is to hold a Riesling Summit in the UK for the first time.
Tesco is making drastic cuts to its wine supply base in what it says is a bid to improve producers' profitability and encourage brand owners to increase consumer loyalty.
Majestic has contacted Portuguese suppliers demanding they make a contribution towards promoting the category or jeopardise future listings.
The rosé boom may have been and gone but the UK trade is confident it will still grow, an OLN poll has revealed.
The heads of leading wine marketing bodies have warned that support for the UK will be significantly reduced amid tough trading conditions and pressure from producers to explore new export markets.
Percy Fox is positioning Blossom Hill rosé as a drink to “get things started” with its biggest summer campaign.
Piper-Heidsieck Champagne is setting out to refocus on the prestige of the house – and is prepared to sacrifice retail volumes to do so.
World Wine Agencies is offering its customers a duty window before it raises prices after the tax hike announced in yesterday’s Budget.
Sainsbury’s buyer David Peek is leaving to join Copestick Murray Wine Solutions as commercial director.
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