Wine sales dropped 3% in the past year and the pace of decline has accelerated this autumn as tax hikes bite, the WSTA has reported.
Enotria buying director Tim Sykes is to succeed Sebastian Payne MW as The Wine Society’s head of buying.
Rising taxes may mean there is no future for wine in the UK, a leading Californian winemaker has warned.
Asda was selling £10 bottles of Champagne this week as the supermarkets’ battle for hard-up consumers’ Christmas drinks budgets hotted up.
Banrock Station Light has teamed up with WeightWatchers as part of a £1 million marketing investment from Accolade Wines.
Jacob’s Creek has created a range of wines made from cool-climate regions and targeted at women.
Brand Phoenix has pledged to cut 50 million units of alcohol from the market over the next three years by growing its low-alcohol Café Collection range and cutting abv levels across the rest of the First Cape portfolio.
Treasury Wine Estates has launched a fine wine business unit for the UK and Ireland, aimed at boosting sales of its regional and premium wines.
Australian Vintage is bringing its McGuigan City Vineyard installation to Dublin during summer 2012. The Australian winery said it will take members of the UK trade to the event, which represents a £250,000 investment.
Inter Beaujolais has launched the second International Gamay Competition.
Accolade Wines is to target independent convenience stores after research revealed they are coming under pressure from multiple rivals.
Veuve Clicquot Champagne has signed a three-year partnership deal with the English National Opera.
Accolade Wines has given Hardys Nottage Hill a new look as part of a £4.5 million investment.
Wine & Spirit Education Trust chief executive Ian Harris has stepped down as organiser of National Wine Month to concentrate his efforts on the educator's core activities.
Bestway has reviewed its own-label wine brand Cellar Estate and slimmed it down to 65 wines.
Off-Piste Wines has launched a South African brand with a back label that peels off to show information about the region where the wines are grown.
Pernod Ricard UK has launched a five-week TV ad campaign for Jacob’s Creek.
The generic campaign for sherry in the UK has had its budget slashed this year – and its future is hanging in the balance as the Sherry Institute weighs up its options for 2012.
The Wine & Spirit Trade Association has produced a guide to buying wine to help prevent collectors and investors being ripped off by fraudsters.
Wines of Chile has announced the results of its second Independent Wine Merchants Awards.
Martini has launched its sparkling wine range in 20cl bottles.
English winery Three Choirs Vineyards has produced the first English wine from the 2011 harvest.
Bancroft Wines has signed up Croatian producer Matošević, and is now its exclusive UK agent.
The Peter Lehmann range of wines from Australia’s Barossa Valley has been revamped for the first time since it launched 30 years ago.
The wine trade has agreed on an international system for calculating carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions.
Moët & Chandon has been signed up as the official Champagne of the tennis ATP World Tour.
Oddbins has put three wines priced by its customers in a blind tasting on shelves today (November 4).
OLN’s Tim Atkin MW has relaunched his website.
Generic body Sud de France is to hold an organic and biodynamic wine tasting this month.
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