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Wines from Rioja UK has launched its 2020 promotional campaign, which features an increased focus on driving awareness of the region’s premium offering.

A red wine brand called Ménage à Trois Midnight has breached the Portman Group code for linking alcohol to sexual success.

Lebanese winery Ixsir is launching its first communications campaign in the UK, which it said is “a key market” with “strong potential for Lebanese wines”.

The trade body for Provence wines is ramping up activity in the UK for 2020 as a result of a 100% increase to its export marketing budget.

Proposals for a new rural headquarters for Kent-based wine merchants, The Vinorium, have been granted planning consent.

Hattingley Valley has secured £7.5 million in finance to support its continued growth plans.

Hattingley Valley has secured £7.5 million in finance to support its continued growth plans.

WineGB is to exhibit as a major generic body for the first time at the London Wine Fair this year.

Lanchester Wines is has expanded its range of boutique bulk wines with a high altitude single vineyard Malbec.

Hallgarten & Novum Wines is introducing Lebanon’s only Assyrtiko, from producer Chateau Oumsiyat.

The WSTA has called on the Treasury to cut wine and spirit duty in the upcoming Budget, which it said would also "help boost the public purse".

UK imports of Washington State wine have increased by 37% over the past five years.

The Rhone wine region is focused on engaging on a “deeper level” with the UK off-trade for 2020, according to a senior spokesperson.

Off-Piste Wines has appointed former Waitrose and Co-op buyer, Maria Elener, as sourcing and supplier manager for Europe.

Paul Beavis, who stepped down as managing director of Champagne Lanson at the end of 2019, has taken on a new role as managing director of the Iconic Wineries of British Columbia, DRN has learned.

The House of Lanson has appointed Robert Rand as its new managing director.

England Rugby is extending its partnership with Champagne Bollinger as its official Champagne supplier for a further five years.

The Austrian Wine Marketing Board (AWMB) has created a new division in order to further strengthen the nation’s global reach.

Yealands Wines is to unveil new label designs at the New Zealand Annual Trade Tasting event in London on January 15.

Naked Wines has reported its Christmas trading was in line with expectations, up by 11% on the same period last year.

The Cava Designation of Origin has unanimously approved a “momentous and unprecedented” plan to overhaul its classification system.

Vinexpo has teamed up with global event organiser Comexposium to become the world’s leading organiser of events dedicated to wines and spirits.

Bodega Argento is introducing a new brand for the UK off-trade with its first variant set for Sainsbury’s shelves this month.

Black Chalk English Sparking Wine has entered the next phase of its expansion plans, with the addition of vineyards.

Liberty Wines has added one of the world’s most iconic producers to its portfolio by becoming the UK agent for Henschke.

Off-Piste Wines has secured investment from business investor BGF to support further growth. The investment gives BGF a minority stake in the company.

Global organic wine consumption is on track to hit almost one billion bottles a year by 2023, more than doubling over a decade, according to new research from organic wine trade fair Millesime Bio.

Wines of Hungary UK will be bringing Furmint February back to the UK in 2020.