Brand Phoenix’s Etienne Dumont and First Cape brands will be the exclusive Champagne and wine sponsors of the Jubilee Family Festival which takes place in Hyde Park on June 2-3.
Lower-alcohol wine sales will grow but will never be a huge slice of the wine market, Wine Intelligence has predicted.
Champagne Jacquart is launching a cooler bag for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the picnic season.
OLN's Tim Atkin MW has won one of Wine Intelligence's 10 for 10 Business Awards.
Around 95% of human beings' decision-making process is done subconsciously, according to Wine Intelligence - and the wine trade needs to be aware of that in its marketing.
Patriarche Wine Agencies has revamped its Australian portfolio, bringing in boutique producers from Western Australia and New South Wales.
Australian Vintage has launched a 5.5% abv wine that comes in a clear pint bottle with crown cap.
Off-Piste Wines has launched new ranges from Australia, Italy and South Africa at the London International Wine Fair.
Treasury Wine Estates has launched a range of wines from Beringer that are designed to be the entry point for the winery's premium California portfolio.
Supermarkets need to stop concentrating on deals and discounts and sell wines for their own sake, according to Paul MacKenzie, chief executive of consumer research company The Source.
Lighter-style wines, a greater awareness of environmental issues and a growing interest in quality and variety are among the key trends shaping the global wine industry today, according to writer and broadcaster Jancis Robinson MW.
Guala Closures Group has launched what it says is the world’s first screwcap closure for 75cl bottles of sparkling wine.
Tesco has added an English sparkler to its range ahead of the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics.
Marks & Spencer is introducing 15 wines from six eastern Mediterranean countries.
Online retailer Naked Wines is moving into the US and Australia with low-key retail operations setting up in both countries over the summer.
The amount of land under vine in England has grown by more than 60% in just five years, according to the latest figures from the Wine Standards Branch of the Food Standards Agency.
D&D Wines has collapsed after running into cash flow problems, OLN has learned.
Booker’s wine category manager, Rob Hart, has left the business to start his own microbrewery.
Accolade Wines has launched a new range of canned, pre-mixed cocktails based on its Hardys, Banrock Stations, Echo Falls and Stone’s wines.
González Byass is set to release a special edition of Tio Pepe En Rama, its unclarified, unfiltered fino, to celebrate the 200th birthday of the winery’s founder Manuel Maria González.
English sparkling wine Nyetimber has revamped its packaging in time for the UK’s summer of celebrations.
Tesco is taking a stand at the London International Wine Fair and is calling on suppliers and producers to come to its wine team with ideas and projects – in what the supermarket is calling a “Dragons Den-style opportunity”.
Online retailer Slurp has launched a French site in what it is calling “an audacious bid to beat the French on their own patch”.
Barefoot Wine has signed up environmentalist and adventurer Ben Fogle to front its annual Beach Rescue Project.
Landmark Wholesale has given its Vintners Collection wine range a new look and grown it with a new Italian Pinot Grigio, Australian Pinot Grigio and South African Shiraz/Grenache blend.
Blossom Hill and Gallo are both developing 5.5% abv wines to target the growing low-alcohol wine market.
The generic marketing body for the Rhône valley has earmarked a £1 million investment to push its wines in the UK this year.
Following the success of last year’s initiative, OLN is again working with Wines of South Africa to target leading independents. We are offering two readers the opportunity to win a trip to the Cape Wine fair, taking place in Cape Town from September 25-27.
Off Licence News is inviting independent readers to register for a £50 bursary to visit the London International Wine Fair in May.
Guy Wilkes, owner of Somerset wine merchant the Wine Shed, has died of pancreatic cancer aged 49.
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