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Spar has added a vegan-friendly range to its wine aisles and it said its aim is for all its own-label wines to be vegan-friendly by 2021.

Yellow Tail, by Casella Family Brands, is the latest brand to tap into the demand for lower alcohol options by bringing out a lighter-style wine.

Thousands of people have been forced to evacuate their homes due to wildfires in California, including key wine regions in the county. 

Les Grand Chais de France (LGCF) is taking its JP Chenet brand in a new direction to target a younger millennial audience.

Broadland Wineries is installing a new canning line in direct response to the summer success of its Minivino brand.

Accolade Wines is investing £1million in a Christmas campaign across a number of its brands.Each brand is set to launch its own mini Christmas creative that favours its brand personality over the festive period. Branded gift bags will be rolled out across multiple customers and channels to capture the gifting market.

The UK government has decided to put a nine-month hiatus on the dreaded VI-1 forms after Britain leaves the EU.

Aldi is launching its own wine course to help shoppers navigate the wine aisles.

Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger is stepping down from the role of president of Taittinger Champagne and he has announced he is entrusting the future of the family business to his daughter. 

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). 

The Beaujolais region has reported that exports to the UK are up 35.6% in volume and 19.6% in value during the first eight months of 2019.

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.