South African winery Linton Park has named Chalié Richards as its UK agent.
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.
Banrock Station has been given a new look, which producer Constellation Wines hopes will reinforce its environmental credentials.
CYT has launched a consumer campaign for Isla Negra, tapping into the current popularity of seaside holidays in the UK.
Treasury Wine Estates has produced a guide to selling wine for impulse retailers.
Gallo has launched a campaign pairing its Turning Leaf brand with food.
Spar has revamped its British fortified wine range to give it a more contemporary look and bring it into line with the rest of the Spar own-label range, which has been redesigned recently.
House Of Townend has officially opened its new head office and bonded warehouse.
Police in London have made two arrests following the theft of wine valued at up to £1 million.
Visitor numbers at last week’s London International Wine fair were on a par with the 2010 total, according to figures released by organiser Brintex.
The number of people who drink wine regularly has stabilised in the wake of massive growth over the past 25 years, and the amount they drink is not likely to increase further, Wine Intelligence research has found.
Percy Fox has launched a category communication strategy for its range of 18.7cl bottles.
Wines of South Africa is rebranding its biennial Mega Tasting in London as Cape Wine Europe.
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