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KWV is relaunching it’s The Mentors range with a new simplified and more premium label.

A new drink - which taps into the consumer trends for sparkling wine, convenience and low alcohol – is about to hit the UK market.

More than two-thirds of the 122 medal-winning still wines from the WineGB Awards 2019 came from last year’s “dream harvest”.

The Wines of Great Britain annual tasting is moving to September in a move that marks a shift of focus to the busy last quarter of the year.

Sogrape is taking a majority stake in Liberty Wines, while Champagnes Charles Heidsieck, Piper-Heidsieck and Rare will take a minority stake.

Ross Carter, who was head of the London Wine Fair between 2013 and 2017, has been appointed chief executive of The Benevolent.

Asda has added to its Argentinian range of wines with a new Malbec Syrah 2018, priced at £10 a bottle.

The Co-op has introduced a collection of wines containing less than 0.5% abv each.

Kopke and Casa Burmester – both part of the Sogevinus Fine Wines portfolio - have declared 2017 a vintage year.

A number of emerging trends could vanquish the wine industry’s reputation for a lack of innovation, according to a panel of experts at the London Wine Fair.

Nyetimber has been named the first-ever English Sparkling Wine Partner to Cowdray Park Polo Club.

Accolade Wines has added a new spirit and wine fusion under its Echo Falls brand.

Enoitalia, the largest privately-owned Italian winery, is introducing an organic and vegan Prosecco to the UK market.

Independent wine merchant Humble Grape has announced plans to open a fifth store in the heart of Canary Wharf in London.

Winebuyers.com, the online wine platform and members club, has launched a service that connects customers directly with British and Irish distilleries.

Denbies Wine Estate is the latest English wine producer to release a sparkling Bacchus wine.

Amathus Drinks has become the UK distributor for Britain’s first sake brewery.

An organic Sicilian producer claims to have created the only sparkling organic Frappato wine on the market.

The Benevolent has reported success for its recent social media push for its ‘It could be me’ campaign.

Nyetimber is launching a major marketing campaign to run throughout the key summer months.

Chapel Down saw sales for its full portfolio of products grow by 10% to £13 million in 2018, driven in particular by its wines and spirits.

Port producers are increasingly adding still wines to their repertoires to help boost profits outside of the festive season while also growing brand awareness for their ports.

Broadland Wineries is developing a number of its brands to extend into untapped opportunities in wine.

The London Wine Fair is in “an extremely healthy position” in the lead up to next year’s 40th anniversary show, according to head of fair Hannah Tovey.

The UK wine industry is one of the country’s fastest growing agricultural sectors and three million vines have already been planted this year, which is nearly double that of 2018.

Brancott Estate is tapping into the trends for vegan and organic wines with the launch of a new collection.

The English wine industry should proceed with caution when it comes to segmenting regions by quality or creating a Protected Designation of Origin for each county, according to producers.

The English wine industry is ramping up its attempts to secure Bacchus as its “poster grape variety” with the news that Chapel Down has released its first Sparkling Bacchus while Plumpton College and Vagabond Wines have teamed up to showcase the grape at this year’s London Wine Fair.

A number of investors are reported to be interested in buying the Majestic Wines’ 200-strong retail estate, following the announcement in March that the company plans to change its corporate name to Naked Wines with increased focus on its online business.

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