An increasing number of vineyards in Bordeaux are exploring sustainable and environmentally-friendly production methods with a record 60% now certified as either organic, biodynamic or the French HVE (High Environmental Value) certification, according to The Bordeaux Wine Council (CIVB).
Lyme Bay Winery has teamed up with Morrisons to launch an English Dry White wine, which will feature as part of the retailer’s The Best wine collection.
A number of the UK’s leading wine companies have banded together to campaign for wine to be treated fairly in future Budget announcements. The category was singled out for punitive tax rises in 2016 and 2018, while beer, cider and spirits were given a break. The wine trade has reacted with grim exasperation to recent Budget clobberings, but it has not altered its strategy for influencing policymakers – until now.
Bollinger is celebrating 40 years as the official Champagne of the James Bond movie franchise by releasing two special editions.
Hallgarten & Novum Wines has added 40 new wines to its portfolio from 18 different producers from France, Italy, Portugal and Spain.
Amathus Drinks has added two more Greek wineries to its wine agency portfolio.
Purato, the organic Sicilian wine brand by Stefano Girelli’s TWP Wines, has seen an increase in sales of 62% since the launch of its new look earlier this year.
Hallgarten & Novum Wines has added its first wines from Armenia and Georgia.
The Cotes de Provence AOC area now has a fifth terroir designation (DGC), as revealed by the Conseil Interprofessionel des Vins de Provence (CIVP).
Accolade Wines has reported “significant growth” got its mainstream premium portfolio of wines priced £6 to £10.
Wines of Hungary UK is creating “the largest UK tasting solely dedicated to Blaufrankisch, the most important black grape of Central and Eastern Europe”.
Off-Piste Wines has become the exclusive representative for Italian producer Piccini in the UK multiple off-trade.
Accolade Wines is expanding its South African wine portfolio by adding a Pinotage to its Kumala brand.
Plumpton College is set to launch the UK’s first nationwide Vicitulture apprenticeship.
The Cotes du Rhone appellation is launching a European wine festival in October as part of a wider global campaign.
The Wine and Spirit Trade Association has criticised Government plans to introduce red tape which is expected to generate over 600,000 additional forms, costing UK wine businesses £70 million.
The winning wines from the 2019 Wines from Spain Awards will be available for the trade to taste at an event in London next month.
Bolney Wine Estate has officially opened its new winery, allowing the third-generation family business to increase its production of premium still and sparkling wines by 170% within the next three years.
Freixenet makes its TV debut this month as sponsors of the new series of Don’t Tell The Bride on E4.
Retailers can taste 533 wines from 73 different producers at the ABS portfolio tasting in London on Wednesday, September 11.
The Portuguese wine region Vinho Verde is launching a new marketing campaign in the UK.
Hampshire grower Black Chalk has unveiled plans to build a winery and tasting room after securing £1.5 million in a private fundraising round.
Independent retailers are urged to sign up for Agile Media’s SITT Autumn tastings taking place in London and Manchester next week.
Walker & Wodehouse has revealed its Autumn Tasting in London will include a focus on South African wines, supported by the chance to meet producers and sample wines from the region while also enjoying food from a braai.
Sam Linter, managing director of Bolney Wine Estate, has been appointed director of the Board of WineGB.
The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has reported its highest-ever annual candidate figures for the latest academic year, with UK candidate numbers up 5%.
Kingsland Drinks has announced it has made “high-level executive changes” in order to focus on the strategic direction of the business.
Napa-based winemaker, Celia Welch, is set to export her own wines to the UK for the first time.
Several major UK wine suppliers have banded together to launch a campaign aiming to secure a tax break for the nation’s favourite tipple.
Leading Spanish wine brand Campo Viejo has branched out of its Rioja heartland and it is launching an Albariño from Rías Baixas.
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