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Winebuyers.com, the online wine platform and members club, has launched a service that connects customers directly with British and Irish distilleries.

Denbies Wine Estate is the latest English wine producer to release a sparkling Bacchus wine.

Amathus Drinks has become the UK distributor for Britain’s first sake brewery.

An organic Sicilian producer claims to have created the only sparkling organic Frappato wine on the market.

The Benevolent has reported success for its recent social media push for its ‘It could be me’ campaign.

Nyetimber is launching a major marketing campaign to run throughout the key summer months.

Chapel Down saw sales for its full portfolio of products grow by 10% to £13 million in 2018, driven in particular by its wines and spirits.

Port producers are increasingly adding still wines to their repertoires to help boost profits outside of the festive season while also growing brand awareness for their ports.

Broadland Wineries is developing a number of its brands to extend into untapped opportunities in wine.

The London Wine Fair is in “an extremely healthy position” in the lead up to next year’s 40th anniversary show, according to head of fair Hannah Tovey.

The UK wine industry is one of the country’s fastest growing agricultural sectors and three million vines have already been planted this year, which is nearly double that of 2018.

Brancott Estate is tapping into the trends for vegan and organic wines with the launch of a new collection.

The English wine industry should proceed with caution when it comes to segmenting regions by quality or creating a Protected Designation of Origin for each county, according to producers.

The English wine industry is ramping up its attempts to secure Bacchus as its “poster grape variety” with the news that Chapel Down has released its first Sparkling Bacchus while Plumpton College and Vagabond Wines have teamed up to showcase the grape at this year’s London Wine Fair.

A number of investors are reported to be interested in buying the Majestic Wines’ 200-strong retail estate, following the announcement in March that the company plans to change its corporate name to Naked Wines with increased focus on its online business.

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Barefoot has launched its most popular white and rose varietals in a can format.

Loire Valley Wines is launching a new consumer marketing campaign for the UK.

Asda is about to stock an orange wine, just months after Aldi announced it taken on its first orange variant.

Wines of South Africa (WOSA) will launch a South African Wine Festival in the UK from September 1 to 7 2019.

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is launching Wine Education Week as part of its 50th anniversary campaign.

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has announced it is taking on a new board member.

The Zuccardi family from Mendoza, Argentina, has appointed Hatch Mansfield as its exclusive UK agent for Bodega Zuccardo Valle de Uco.

Quinta do Portal has a new summer promotion as part of its strategy of focusing on the UK independent trade.

Chris Porter is to step down from the role of chief executive of drinks industry charity, The Benevolent.

The creator of Skinny Prosecco is launching an organic, vegan alcohol-free sparkling wine, which is being pitched as a first for the UK.

The London Wine Fair has joined forces with The Wine Gang to launch an “Extreme Tasting Challenge” at this year’s show.

The Madeira Wine Institute’s tasting and education event is returning to London this June after a two-year break.

Waitrose is set to list the UK’s first canned English sparkling wine as well as an English orange wine, as it continues to seek out key emerging trends in drinks.

Accolade Wines is unveiling a new marketing campaign for its New Zealand wine brand Mud House.