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Armit Wines will be the exclusive distributor for Mendel Wines in the UK, from this month.

Marks & Spencer is launching a new wine range, which is described as “an affordable invitation to wine lovers to venture off the beaten track and discover new varieties, regions and styles".

A new virtual platform to help wine buyers from around the world connect with Australian wines is set to launch on April 27.

Garçon Wines has hired ex-Somerfield wine buyer Angela Mount as its UK Supermarket Advisor, to help the company accelerate plans to “maximise space-saving, flat bottle potential” in UK supermarkets.

The Board of WineGB has announced that Peter Gladwin is to retire from the WineGB Board at the next Annual General Meeting, currently planned for May 27, 2021.  

Waitrose is introducing an organic wine in a bag-in-box format to its Duchy Organic range.

English wine producers are gearing up for the Big English Wine Easter, which will take place this weekend. 

Freixenet Copestick has added the Garage Wine Co to its portfolio and the producer’s wines will now be sold online by Slurp and to the on-trade by Jascots Wine Merchants.

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) said the Government’s plan to delay VI-1 wine certification for wine imported to the UK from the EU is “a huge relief”.

Chilean wine brand Casillero del Diablo is entering the Spanish wine category in the UK with the launch of a varietal Tempranillo wine.

EthicDrinks, an environmentally-friendly wine business from France, is launching into the UK market.

Amfora London is bringing a range of wines in cans to the UK market.

The organisers of the London Wine Fair have announced that this year’s show will feature a special preview day, for the first time in the event’s 40-year history. 

Waitrose is exclusively launching a new South African wine brand, Great Heart.

McGuigan has launched a consumer competition advertised on selected packs of McGuigan Black Label and McGuigan Reserve.

Pernod Ricard is launching Campo Viejo Winemakers’ Blend - a blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha and Bobal - combining “the most vibrant expressions of Spain”.

Walker & Wodehouse, the specialist supplier to independent merchants and regional wholesalers, has announced it will be hosting a series of virtual tastings for customers.

A new initiative has been launched to support the global group of winemakers and viticulturists engaged with the world’s oldest vines.

A new UK agent specialising in Indian wines has launched.

Jancis Robinson has shared an online discussion between some leading women in the wine business via her website (JancisRobinson.com) to highlight International Women’s Day.

Six new grape varieties have been approved in the Bordeaux region.

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is adding to its 19 Crimes portfolio with a coffee-blended wine.

Waitrose Cellar is introducing a limited-edition mixed wine case in celebration of International Women’s Day. 

Inter Rhone has postponed Découvertes en Vallée du Rhône until 2022.

New Zealand wine producer Villa Maria will release its first organic wine range in the UK in April through agent Hatch Mansfield.

North South Wines is celebrating “an important milestone” having reached £100 million’ worth of sales since the company was created in 2014.

Winetraders has announced that Beth Willard will join the commercial team as Buying Director.

Rioja Wine UK has launched its new marketing campaign for 2021, with a clear focus on the “exceptional quality” of the top end wines of the region.

WineGB has revealed a plan to focus on wine tourism and the retail sector this year through a series of events.

I Heart Wines has teamed up with confectionary brand Mars to deliver a ‘Give More’ partnership.