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Wine bar group Vagabond has launched a wine subscription service, as it looks to use artificial intelligence to discern drinkers’ likes and dislikes.

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Accolade Wines has rolled out a POS platform designed to help independent retailers to capitalise on impulse wine purchases.

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Ehrmanns Wines has launched Rewild - a new wine brand designed to appeal to 'conscientious consumers'. The brand, launched in partnership with climate action enterprise Ecologi, sees a tree planted for every bottle purchased.

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Taylor’s has launched a new digital campaign as it looks to capitalise on seasonal Port consumption.

A group of wine writers, MWs and viticulturalists have signed a letter calling on the trade to do more to cut carbon emissions from glass bottles.

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Virgin Wines has reported a lift in sales and customer numbers in its first set of full-year results since becoming a listed company.

As cautious optimism spells the return of Christmas gatherings, Kingsland Drinks’ head of marketing, brand and insights Charles Overin, has made some predictions for the wine category in the run up to the festive season.

Online sales of beer, wine and spirits maintained good growth in September, against a backdrop of falling online retail sales.

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Wine Australia names new CEO

11 October, 2021

The trade organisation for Australian wine has appointed Dr Martin Cole to the role of CEO.

New research has suggested that a third (34%) of consumers have or are considering stockpiling for Christmas before the end of October.

Nielsen client team leader Rob Hallworth makes some predictions for how shoppers are likely to behave this festive season.

Casillero del Diablo

Chilean wine brand Casillero del Diablo will appear in a new TV ad, starting tonight (October 1).

A perfect logistical storm is threatening to take the shine off the festive recovery. Nigel Huddleston reports on fears of drinks shortages

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.

Domaine de Lorient

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.