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Freixenet Copestick has said its online wine retailer Slurp has taken on a new warehouse and more staff to deal with the continued increase in demand, while alongside this the wine producer is rolling out a number of new products for the off-trade. 

Famille Helfrich, the independents and on-trade arm of Les Grands Chais de France (GCF), is offering all independent wine merchants that are still open, a free case of Crémant with every mixed palette of wines they order.

Naked Wines has said revenues for the full-year 2020 will be in excess of £200 million due to increased demand from both new and repeat customers. 

Loire Valley Wines (InterLoire) has reported “very healthy” export figures to the UK for 2019, driven – in part – by consumers seeking out alternative sparkling wines and lighter red options. 

Ramón Bilbao has announced it will continue with its plan to launch its Spanish Wine Academy, while also bringing forward its digital and online initiatives.  

Lyme Bay Winery has added to the range of wines it produces for Aldi. 

Freixenet Copestick is adding to the Freixenet brand by introducing a new range of premium Italian still wines.

Freixenet Copestick has teamed up with Intervino to produce 2,500 bottles of personalised I Heart Superheroes Prosecco. 

Berkmann Wine Cellars is launching a new initiative to deliver wine direct to customers, while also donating a portion of the profits to help the hospitality sector.

Trivento is launching a new series of idents as part of its latest marketing campaign, marking the third year of its partnership with the Discovery Channel.

Black Tower gets a revamp

01 April, 2020

German wine producer, Reh Kendermann, is adapting the look of its flagship wine brand, Black Tower, from this month.

An idea shared by an English wine producer last Friday has inadvertently evolved into an initiative aimed at supporting the English wine industry, as well as encouraging people to shop local.

Natural wine is now a recognised category in France under the name "vin methode nature". 

Simon Thorpe MW has launched a consultancy service for the wine industry. 

Gusbourne has released a limited quantity of still wines, an area of the business it only extends into in “truly exceptional years”.

Vinterest has launched its new website offering consumers across the country access to wine deliveries from London merchants.

Berry Bros & Rudd said it is seeing “incredibly strong” demand for wine deliveries and it recently recorded its biggest online sales day to date.

The Wine Society has announced it is not taking any new orders and it will stop making any deliveries, with immediate effect.

Chablis will be the backdrop for a new Netflix film about growing up in the wine industry.

Wine Hour at Home is a new online “social gathering” platform, created to engage with those “getting bored in self-isolation”.

Jancis Robinson has collated a list of nearly 250 wine retailers who will deliver to consumers who are self-isolating. 

The Co-op is introducing its first wines from Romania and Uruguay.

Broadland Drinks has launched a new “multi-country” brand, with the aim of helping consumers find new and interesting wines without it being time-consuming.

Nyetimber has announced it is providing work experience for three students from Plumpton College Wine Centre.

Accolade Wines is relaunching its Hardys wine brand, backed by a £5 million investment which will include a new strategy and marketing campaign.

A Portuguese online wine retailer has organised a live-streamed two-day virtual trade event to help Portuguese wine producers present the wines they were going to bring to international trade fair, Prowein.

Kingland Drinks has launched a new canned wine brand, which will is available in Co-op stores now. 

Hattingley Valley has released its first range of premium still wines. 

Bodega Argento has released a new single vineyard organic Malbec for UK independent retailers and the on-trade.