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Online cards and gifting company Moonpig has announced a partnership with Virgin Wines to launch a range of wines via its website.

Bad weather has hit this year’s Champagne harvest, with yields set to drop around 45%, the trade organisation for the region has said.

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Treasury Wine Estates has lined up its “first major” activation for the 19 Crimes wine brand in the UK and Ireland.

Kingsland Drinks has appointed Charles Overin as head of marketing and insights.

Champagne company Billecart-Salmon UK has appointed a new managing director.

Champagne Bollinger has released two new limited editions, one of which is a tie-in with the several new James Bond film No Time to Die.

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Flint Wines is to launch Rhône Valley producer Domaine de Lorient’s wines to the UK market.

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The pair behind Highbury restaurant Top Cuvée have opened a shop in east London, after a pivot to the off-trade proved successful during lockdown.

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Famille Helfrich, the independents and on-trade arm of Les Grands Chais de France (GCF), has moved its portfolio tasting in an effort to reach a wider audience.

Wine industry education centre Plumpton College has appointed Deepika Koushik as its new winemaker.  

East Anglian wine shop chain Adnams has introduced two own-brand organic bag-in-box wines to its drinks portfolio.

Bordeaux Wines UK will be promoting the region’s white wines to consumers with a pop-up bar in London next month.

Former Enotria Winecellars chief executive Alison Levett has joined Berkmann Wine Cellars as non-executive chair.

The Marlbrough-based New Zealand wine comapny Indevin has agreed a deal to buy Villa Maria.

Berry Bros & Rudd is to offer what it says will be the largest fine wine storage facility for private clients in Europe with a new state-of-the-art warehouse due to open in summer 2022.

Vida Wines and Spirits, the importer and wine retail brand with a presence in Bulgaria and Austria, is expanding into the UK and has appointed YesMore drinks marketing agency to lead its UK launch.

Cockburn’s has produced a trio of experimental ports under the name Tails of the Unexpected.

Wine importers are celebrating after the government scrapped the controversial VI-1 certificates for all shipments into the UK, including those from outside the EU.

New Zealand wine producer Villa Maria is introducing new look packaging across its entire portfolio.

Iconic Napa Valley winery Charles Krug has appointed Top Selection to distribute its wines in the UK.

A record number of wines were entered into the 2021 WineGB Awards competition, while a record 24 producers entered for the first time.

Vivino has named Olivier Grémillon as its new chief executive.

The first digital London Wine Fair has been hailed as “the most significant online event for the drinks industry to date”.

Ehrmanns-owned wine brand Beefsteak Club has launched a new consumer campaign “to beef up Britain’s BBQs”.

Pernod Ricard’s wine business, which includes New Zealand wine brands Brancott Estate and Stoneleigh, has announced it will be unable to meet global Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc supply this year after one of the smallest New Zealand harvests in 10 years.

Henkell Freixenet has appointed James Davis MW as vice president for product development.

“Make sure you don't put your eggs into just one basket” is the message for the wine industry for 2021 and beyond.

Majestic Wine is offering customers a year’s supply of wine if they help the retailer to find new sites for future stores, as part of a renewed commitment to bricks and mortar retail.

Wines of Roussillon (the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins du Roussillon – CIVR) is launching a new campaign aimed at boosting the region’s profile in the UK and to support the commercial efforts of Roussillon wine producers and their importers in 2021.

Hatch Mansfield has announced the launch of its first UK marketing campaign for Cune, part of CVNE, the Northern Spanish Wine Company founded in 1879.