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Sales of Trivento Argentinian wines helped boost UK sales figures for the UK arm of Chile-based wine producer Concha y Toro last year.

Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte has retained value in 2012, despite a 6% slide in volume.

Online retailer Naked Wines has invested $150,000 to launch two wines with Randall Grahm.

West Sussex-based winery Nyetimber has launched a Blanc de Blancs 2007. 

PLB has added premium Ribera del Duero producer Protos to its Spanish portfolio, giving the company its first UK-wide distribution agreement.  

Marisco rings the changes

03 January, 2013

New Zealand’s Marisco Vineyards has overhauled its business by appointing a new winemaker and deciding to bottle a range of wines in screen-printed glass.

Moët & Chandon is releasing a limited-edition gift pack called Declare Your Love to capitalise on the Valentine’s Day market.

A leading distributor has tipped Brazil as a future powerhouse in the winemaking world.

Echo Falls is launching three new limited-edition bottles with a fashionable twist to mark its partnership with the Clothes Show Live.

Troy Christensen, the chief executive of Accolade Wines, has left the business with immediate effect.

Moët & Chandon has snapped up tennis legend Roger Federer as the Champagne House’s new brand ambassador.

Accolade Wines’ general manager called for a tax break on wines bottled at around 8% abv so the industry can drive a socially responsible product that does not compromise on taste.

The directors at PLB have reacted with joy to the news that three New World generic wine marketing agencies are coming together for a major London tasting in 2013.

Cape Heritage sales soar

22 November, 2012

Despite only launching in February, Cape Heritage has soared into the number seven spot in the top 10 chart of the UK’s bestselling South African wine brands.

Majestic Wine defied economic uncertainty and the wettest summer on record to post a 3.9% rise in pre-tax profits to £9.2m in the six months to October 1.

Origin Wine is launching a new Fairtrade project with South Africa's Brandvlei Cooperative as it looks to build on its success in the sector which also extends into Chile and Argentina.

The new owners of the Thierry’s wine shipper will place heavy emphasis on its core business of selling Old World wines to the multiple off-trade.

Off-Piste Wines is seeking to fill what it sees as a promotional vacuum for Sauvignon Blanc with a South African wine with a “toned down” style.

Lambrini has launched a limited edition winter bottle complete with snowflake designs and will distribute 600,000 units across the country.

Blossom Hill has added to new flavour variants to its Classics – a Fresh and Juicy white wine and a Smooth and Spicy red.

World wine shortage predicted

02 November, 2012

Experts have predicted a world wine shortage after forecasts indicated production would slump to the lowest level since records began in 1975.

British artist Claire Coles has designed two new limited-edition bottles of Perrier-Jouët for the festive season.

Accolade Wines’ range of ready-to-serve sparkling wine cocktails is now available at all four major multiple retailers after securing listings at Tesco and Asda.

Hardys expects to reach 145,000 drinkers by sponsoring the BBC Good Food Show.

Spanish wine expert, award-winning writer and broadcaster John Radford has died, aged 65.

Hardy’s expects to reach 145,000 drinkers by sponsoring the BBC Good Food Show.

Port will leapfrog sherry to become the UK’s leading fortified wine by 2020, according to a leading importer.

The Portuguese Ambassador to the UK presented Jancis Robinson MW with a medal for her services to Portuguese wine at a ceremony at his London home.

Accolade Wines is aiming to increase its presence in the premium wine market with a new William Hardy range.

A new importer specialising in boutique wines from family-run vineyards in Argentina is targeting independent retailers in the UK.