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Generic body Sud de France is to hold an organic and biodynamic wine tasting this month.

Sogrape buys Stevens Garnier

01 November, 2011

Stevens Garnier has been bought by Portugal-based producer Sogrape and has appointed a new managing director.

Low and no-alcohol wine sales are growing rapidly from a small base and getting close to 1 million cases, according to the latest figures from Nielsen.

The Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux has teamed up with comedian Dom Joly to produce a series of videos.

Wine Rack has unveiled a range review with 80-plus new wines at a press tasting in London today.

Lindeman’s has added a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc to its international Winemaker’s Discovery range.

South African winery Linton Park has rebranded its Louis Fourie 1699 range for the UK market, and will be launching it with new agent Chalié Richards next month.

Mont Tauch has launched a sustainably produced single vineyard Fitou in Marks & Spencer. 

Free Run Wines and Felix Solis Avantis have launched a range of Spanish whites from Rueda. 

The head of the consortium that protects Prosecco sparkling Italian wine from Conegliano Valdobbiadene is to address delegates at the International Sparkling Wine Symposium (ISWS), which takes place at Denbies wine estate in the UK on November 1-2.

Festive campaign for Stone's

12 October, 2011

Accolade Wines has launched an off-trade push for Stone’s Original ginger wine in the run-up to Christmas.

Gallo Family Vineyards has announced a partnership to launch the world’s first-ever scented nail wrap.

Deep discounting on wine by UK retailers may be having less impact on consumer behaviour, according to a new report.

Percy Fox, Diageo’s UK wine division, has announced the death of Blossom Hill winemaker Carol Thorup, who passed away on 5 September at the age of 57 from cancer.

New Zealand’s Ara Wines has launched One Estate, a sparkling wine made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc.

The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 Index fell by 6.35% at the end of September compared to the month before and is down 4.05% for the year to date – but has grown 4.72% year-on-year.

The UK has consolidated its position as Spanish wine’s number two export market, behind Germany.

Alcohol-free wine Eisberg has launched a campaign aimed at pregnant women.

Bottle Green has been appointed as the UK partner for French wine brand Barton & Guestier.

Campo Viejo is sponsoring the seventh London Spanish Film Festival.

Exclusive wine range for Spar

26 September, 2011

Spar is launching a new exclusive label wine called Falcon Valley.

South African winery Linton Park has named Chalié Richards as its UK agent.

No sliding scale for wine duty

11 September, 2011

The government says it is not considering levying higher taxes on more alcoholic wines.

Almost half of the UK public believes that water is added to grapes to make wine, according to research commissioned by Spar.

Sainsbury’s is doubling the number of branches offering a fine wine range following a surge in demand.

The South African wine industry has attacked the “questionable” methods used by Human Rights Watch in its damning assessment of the way workers are treated in the country’s wine farms.

Beaujolais has created an iPhone app promoting the region, hot on the heels of the launch of its iPad magazine and the release of GPS audio-guided tours.

Faustino V Reserva has been given a facelift to coincide with a new blend for the Rioja brand.

A thousand pairs of tickets to the Ideal Home Show are up for grabs in a new promotion for Harveys Bristol Cream.

Singer and Strictly Come Dancing judge Alesha Dixon has been named as the brand ambassador for First Cape’s Café Collection wine range.