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

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.

Terre a Terre wines is actively seeking distribution in the UK, supported by the team at Spritz Marketing and PR.

The 2021 London Wine Fair will be an online-only event after a chance of heart by the organisers caused by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

New Zealand Winegrowers has announced a strong performance of New Zealand wine in the UK market, with sales up by more than 23% in value in the off-trade.

IWSR buys Wine Intelligence

18 January, 2021

The global drinks market data company IWSR has bought the London-based consumer research business Wine Intelligence.

Champagne was the star category in the off-trade over the Christmas and New Year period, latest Nielsen stats show.

Clem Yates MW has been signed up by Broadland Drinks as a consultant winemaker to develop its No Ordinary wine range.

North South Wines is adding Noughty to its portfolio, to add to its growing collection of alcohol-free drinks.

Iconic Wineries of British Columbia (IWBC) is introducing CheckMate Artisinal Winery to the UK for the first time.

Phillip Schofield and When in Rome have launched the “world’s first celebrity-endorsed wine in Garçon Wines’ flat bottles”.

Flint Wines has announced the addition of the first-ever Greek winery to their portfolio.