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TV ads for Jacob's Creek

15 November, 2011

Pernod Ricard UK has launched a five-week TV ad campaign for Jacob’s Creek.

The generic campaign for sherry in the UK has had its budget slashed this year – and its future is hanging in the balance as the Sherry Institute weighs up its options for 2012.

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association has produced a guide to buying wine to help prevent collectors and investors being ripped off by fraudsters.

Wines of Chile has announced the results of its second Independent Wine Merchants Awards. 

Martini has launched its sparkling wine range in 20cl bottles.

English winery Three Choirs Vineyards has produced the first English wine from the 2011 harvest.

Bancroft Wines has signed up Croatian producer Matošević, and is now its exclusive UK agent. 

Peter Lehmann rebrands

07 November, 2011

The Peter Lehmann range of wines from Australia’s Barossa Valley has been revamped for the first time since it launched 30 years ago.

The wine trade has agreed on an international system for calculating carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions.

Moët sponsors ATP tennis tour

04 November, 2011

Moët & Chandon has been signed up as the official Champagne of the tennis ATP World Tour.

Oddbins has put three wines priced by its customers in a blind tasting on shelves today (November 4).

OLN's Atkin relaunches website

04 November, 2011

OLN’s Tim Atkin MW has relaunched his website.

Generic body Sud de France is to hold an organic and biodynamic wine tasting this month.

Sogrape buys Stevens Garnier

01 November, 2011

Stevens Garnier has been bought by Portugal-based producer Sogrape and has appointed a new managing director.

Low and no-alcohol wine sales are growing rapidly from a small base and getting close to 1 million cases, according to the latest figures from Nielsen.

The Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux has teamed up with comedian Dom Joly to produce a series of videos.

Wine Rack has unveiled a range review with 80-plus new wines at a press tasting in London today.

Lindeman’s has added a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc to its international Winemaker’s Discovery range.

South African winery Linton Park has rebranded its Louis Fourie 1699 range for the UK market, and will be launching it with new agent Chalié Richards next month.

Mont Tauch has launched a sustainably produced single vineyard Fitou in Marks & Spencer. 

Free Run Wines and Felix Solis Avantis have launched a range of Spanish whites from Rueda. 

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.

Festive campaign for Stone's

12 October, 2011

Accolade Wines has launched an off-trade push for Stone’s Original ginger wine in the run-up to Christmas.

Gallo Family Vineyards has announced a partnership to launch the world’s first-ever scented nail wrap.

Deep discounting on wine by UK retailers may be having less impact on consumer behaviour, according to a new report.

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.

New Zealand’s Ara Wines has launched One Estate, a sparkling wine made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc.

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.

The UK has consolidated its position as Spanish wine’s number two export market, behind Germany.

Alcohol-free wine Eisberg has launched a campaign aimed at pregnant women.