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Festive campaign for Stone's

12 October, 2011

Accolade Wines has launched an off-trade push for Stone’s Original ginger wine in the run-up to Christmas.

Gallo Family Vineyards has announced a partnership to launch the world’s first-ever scented nail wrap.

Deep discounting on wine by UK retailers may be having less impact on consumer behaviour, according to a new report.

Percy Fox, Diageo’s UK wine division, has announced the death of Blossom Hill winemaker Carol Thorup, who passed away on 5 September at the age of 57 from cancer.

New Zealand’s Ara Wines has launched One Estate, a sparkling wine made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc.

The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 Index fell by 6.35% at the end of September compared to the month before and is down 4.05% for the year to date – but has grown 4.72% year-on-year.

The UK has consolidated its position as Spanish wine’s number two export market, behind Germany.

Alcohol-free wine Eisberg has launched a campaign aimed at pregnant women.

Bottle Green has been appointed as the UK partner for French wine brand Barton & Guestier.

Campo Viejo is sponsoring the seventh London Spanish Film Festival.

Exclusive wine range for Spar

26 September, 2011

Spar is launching a new exclusive label wine called Falcon Valley.

South African winery Linton Park has named Chalié Richards as its UK agent.

No sliding scale for wine duty

11 September, 2011

The government says it is not considering levying higher taxes on more alcoholic wines.

Almost half of the UK public believes that water is added to grapes to make wine, according to research commissioned by Spar.

Sainsbury’s is doubling the number of branches offering a fine wine range following a surge in demand.

The South African wine industry has attacked the “questionable” methods used by Human Rights Watch in its damning assessment of the way workers are treated in the country’s wine farms.

Beaujolais has created an iPhone app promoting the region, hot on the heels of the launch of its iPad magazine and the release of GPS audio-guided tours.

Faustino V Reserva has been given a facelift to coincide with a new blend for the Rioja brand.

A thousand pairs of tickets to the Ideal Home Show are up for grabs in a new promotion for Harveys Bristol Cream.

Singer and Strictly Come Dancing judge Alesha Dixon has been named as the brand ambassador for First Cape’s Café Collection wine range.

Southern French producer LGI-Alain Grignon Wines has added a Minervois to its Manoir Grignon range.

Bottle Green has ended its quest for a New Zealand partner with the addition of Toi Toi Wines to its portfolio.

Fifteen retailers have signed up to the UK’s first ever Riesling Week, a promotion which began in the US in 2005.

London restaurant operator D&D is planning to open a fine wine store in the City as part of the redevelopment of a building originally created by the East India Company.

Venus wine buyer Ashika Mathews has joined the Antique Wine Company as director of purchasing.

Accolade Wines has issued a bullish statement about its ambitions in the UK in the week that the company abandoned its old name, Constellation Wines Australia & Europe.

Pernod Ricard UK has unveiled a marketing campaign around Brancott Estate’s sponsorship of Rugby World Cup 2011.

Constellation Wines’ Gran Tierra wine range has been extended with a new rosé.

California wine brand Gallo Family Vineyards has signed Sugababe Heidi Range for a marketing campaign for its new Summer Red wine.

Jacob’s Creek is capitalising on its partnership with the Wimbledon tennis championships with a burst of marketing activity.