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Wines of Great Britain (WineGB) is encouraging the trade to get behind the newly-launched and adapted format of English Wine Week, which will take place June 20 to 28, 2020.

A report on the early impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic on English and Welsh vineyards and wineries shows that two-thirds of those surveyed have cashflow concerns while four out of ten business owners are experiencing higher levels of stress.

Mentzendorff has "commercially launched" Hambledon Vineyards, with the English sparkling wine producer now officially joining the portfolio as of today. 

Waitrose has reported a record week for sales of rosé wine and says premium wines have been driving the growth in sales.

Fine wine supplier Flint Wines has paid an undisclosed sum to buy the specialist Burgundy importer Domaine Direct.

Barefoot is introducing a wine seltzer brand to the UK.

Sales of 19 Crimes, the Australian wine brand owned by Treasury Wine Estates, grew by 68.2% in value and 54.1% in volume through April 2020 versus the same period last year.

Armit Wines has appointed Fraser Currie as its new head of off-trade.

Waitrose has reported sales of rosé wine have gone up, alongside outdoor and picnic items, in line with the gradual lifting of lockdown restrictions in England.

Taste Champagne London 2020 has been postponed to March 2021 due to the uncertainty caused by coronavirus.

Accolade Wines is rolling out a new lower alcohol range under the umbrella of its Echo Falls brand, alongside a new logo.

A number of English wine producers battled with frosty weather last week but while a few experienced some vine damage, many have reported that via the expertise of their “amazing” vineyard managers they have successfully managed to protect vines from any extensive damage.

Moët Hennessy UK has appointed Alexei Rosin as the new managing director for UK and Ireland.

Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) is supporting members of the UK wine trade affected by the Covid-19 crisis by donating £25 for every member of the trade who completes the free Napa Valley Rocks online course.

US wine brand Prophecy is introducing Prophecy Rosé to the UK this month.

The UK may have spent the whole of April 2020 in lockdown but the spectacular weather throughout the month, alongside early signs of interest in Majestic Wine’s revamped wine ranges, helped drive sales of the retailer’s rosé wines.

Australian wine brand Tempus Two has added its Copper series to its wine portfolio in the UK.

Tim Atkin MW has released his 2020 Argentina Report.

Majestic Wine has reported early signs that its new 2020 wine ranges have been a hit, despite its customers being in lockdown, and it says each of the revamped categories is recording year-on-year growth.

Wachau has become Austria’s newest and 15th DAC winegrowing region.

Bordeaux wine group, Conseil Interprofessional du Vin de Bordeaux (CIVB), has earmarked the UK as one of seven key markets for its 2020 promotional activity, which includes a strategy to attract new and younger drinkers.

Aldi is seeking consumers to apply to its Aldi Wine Club as wine reviewers. 

Accolade Wines has confirmed its managing director for Europe, Ade McKeon, is stepping down after three years with the company.

A new wine company, which has secured an investment from former Formula 1 driver David Coulthard, has teamed up with Origin Wines to launch a canned wine brand into Tesco stores this month.

The Wine Society is adding to its unique en primeur initiative with its first Australian en primeur.

WineGB has repositioned its marketing activities to support the industry through the coronavirus crisis, with many businesses having been hit by closure of cellar door sales and supply to the hospitality industry.

James Reed has been appointed as buying manager for wine at Tesco.

Villa Maria is inviting consumers across the global to watch the feature-length documentary Vintage as a celebration of International Sauvignon Blanc Day on May 1st.

South Africa has been told that wine exports can now continue.