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The Bordeaux region is confident in its ability to maintain surging UK sales growth after enjoying a strong 2018 vintage. 

Marchese Lodovico Antinori has added a rosé to his portfolio of wines at Alta Maremma estate.

Two of the UK’s best-performing wine suppliers will officially merge on January 1 to create a new company called Freixenet-Copestick.

Hattingley Valley Wines is ready to welcome applications to take on its second winemaking apprentice, following the successful completion of the scheme by its first candidate; meanwhile the company is also celebrating a major US listing for its wine.

Bottles of B by Black Tower White will soon sport new neck collars, offering consumers a chance to win a luxury weekend for two.

Champagne Billecart-Salmon has announced the appointment of a new chief executive officer.

Majestic Wine has signed a four-year deal as the official wine merchant of English rugby union and its home stadium at Twickenham.

A wine bar and shop specialising in sparkling wines has opened in London’s Covent Garden district.

World wine production rallied in 2018 after the dismal grapes harvests of 2017 to reach its highest level since 2000.

Chef Marcus Wareing and Champagne Gosset have joined forces to create a new Champagne. 

Romanian wine producer Cramele Recas has launched a premium range called Solevari.

Online drinks retailer 31 Dover has launched a wine subscription service called Clara Wine.

Hardys and Echo Falls wine supplier Accolade Wines has appointed Lydia Freeman as marketing manager.

Kingsland Drinks has added a 1.5-litre Malbec pouch to its Shorn On Tour wine range.

Bancroft Wines has bolstered its portfolio with 167-year-old Barossa Valley producer Seppeltsfield and it will relaunch the wines into the UK market this month.

Champagne Castelnau is adding an Extra Brut to its range to meet increased demand for the ultra-dry style among British consumers.

Michelle Brampton is taking over as the new managing director for Treasury Wine Estates’ UK and European business from November 1.

Lebanon’s oldest winery has celebrated its 160th anniversary by going back to its roots and launching a 100% Merwah.

Broadland Wineries has announced the appointment of Matthew Vowles as national account manager.

The average price of a bottle of wine has risen by 5.2% since Brits voted to leave the European Union in June 2016.

Chapel Down has reported 15% year-on-year sales growth for the six months to June 30, 2018, as demand for its wine and spirits has soared.

Curious Brewery has announced it will be the first-ever sponsor of the UK’s wine harvest, which is set to be the biggest in its history.

Chapel Down is set to create England’s largest vineyard by extending its North Downs plot in Kent by another 157ha.

Copestick Murray expects sales to break through the £70 million barrier in 2018 after reporting strong growth in its latest financial statement.

UK buyers see plenty of opportunities to boost sales of South African wine in spite of harvest pressures and the potential for rising prices.

The English wine industry looks set for a bumper crop as a result of the hot summer, provided conditions remain favourable. 

Henkell has completed its acquisition of fellow sparkling wine giant Freixenet after gaining approval from the European Commission’s competition watchdog.

Former England cricket captain Sir Ian Botham is at Lord’s today to launch a range of wines sourced exclusively from Australia.

Bancroft has bolstered its portfolio by becoming the exclusive UK agent for iconic Hunter Valley winery Brokenwood.

Eisberg has signed up to London’s Mindful Drinking Festival where it will present a raft of summer-themed wine-based cocktails.