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A dozen English wine producers have signed a letter to the Chancellor Philip Hammond and Envrionment Secretary Michael Gove calling for a freeze on wine duty in next month’s Budget.

Six of the 14 new Masters of Wine who were officially welcomed to The Institute of Masters of Wine this week are based in the UK.

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association is calling for a freeze on wine and spirit duty in the Budget on November 22 to bolster British businesses and Brexit trade deal opportunities.

An Austrian winery is giving a rare vintage release to a single vineyard range this autumn.

Berry Bros & Rudd has appointed Davy Zyw as its buyer for Italian wine.

Spring frosts and summer hail will leave Champagne growers and houses drawing on reserve stocks from previous vintages to supplement 2017 production, the Champagne Bureau in the UK has said.

Acclaimed London tapas bar group Barrafina is launching its own brand of take-home wine.

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association has called on the government to hold back on further duty increases after what it described as a triple whammy of price hikes.

New figures reveal that Beaujolais wine exports to the UK increased by 15% in volume and 22.6% in value in the first five months of 2017.

Italian sparkling wine brand Bottega is linking up with two fashion and beauty events at Westfield shopping centres in London.

Gonzalez Byass UK has been appointed to handle the UK distribution for Sussex wine producer Rathfinny Estate.

Naked Wines has reported a 16% hike in English wine sales in the past year but says growth is largely concentrated in a “bubble” in south east England, with over half of purchases coming from customers in the region.

Champagne house Piper-Heidsieck is releasing a new cuvée aimed at top end independents and the on-trade in September.

London fine wine retailer Berry Bros & Rudd has recorded a six-year revenue high, buoyed by strong sales of en primeur and own-label wines.

Drinkaware has appointed Dr Fiona Sim as its chief medical advisor.

A range of single serve wines with its roots in the music business is making its way to the UK.

Bancroft Wines has bought the specialist organic wine importer Mason & Mason Wines.

The number of countries importing English sparkling wine increased from 19 to 27 during 2016.

New Zealand and Argentina topped the growth charts for wine sales in the UK during 2016, new figures from the Wine & Spirit Trade Association show.

New Zealand and Argentina topped the growth charts for wine sales in the UK during 2016, new figures from the Wine & Spirit Trade Association show.

Italian spirits company Gruppo Campari has agreed to sell the Lapostelle wine business in Chile to a management team led by its founder Alexandra Marnier Laspostelle.

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association has highlighted a dramatic fall in fortified wine sales in recent years and urged Brits to “save Santa’s sherry, keep passing the port and value vermouth”.

A trading update from Waitrose has highlighted wine and Champagne as a star performer for the group last week.

The Californian Wine Institute is reporting “a mostly normal yield of exceptional quality fruit throughout the state” from the 2016 harvest.

Wine & Spirit Trade Association chairman Dan Jago has pledged that the organisation will meet “head on” the challenges posed to the industry by Brexit.

Wine producer Bodega Argento is sponsoring the Argentine Film Festival in London for the third year running.

Portuguese wine specialist Sogrape UK is putting its faith in the Douro’s still wines to grow the country’s sales in the UK.

Champagne Lanson has signed up for a 39th year as a sponsor of the Wimbledon tennis tournament which starts on June 27.

Bibendum PLB has has been appointed to distribute wines from Rhone Valley-based Cellier des Princes in all UK trade channels.

Burgundy producer Louis Jadot has released the first vintage from its vineyard in Oregon.