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Naked Wines has reported its Christmas trading was in line with expectations, up by 11% on the same period last year.

The Cava Designation of Origin has unanimously approved a “momentous and unprecedented” plan to overhaul its classification system.

Vinexpo has teamed up with global event organiser Comexposium to become the world’s leading organiser of events dedicated to wines and spirits.

Bodega Argento is introducing a new brand for the UK off-trade with its first variant set for Sainsbury’s shelves this month.

Black Chalk English Sparking Wine has entered the next phase of its expansion plans, with the addition of vineyards.

Liberty Wines has added one of the world’s most iconic producers to its portfolio by becoming the UK agent for Henschke.

Off-Piste Wines has secured investment from business investor BGF to support further growth. The investment gives BGF a minority stake in the company.

Global organic wine consumption is on track to hit almost one billion bottles a year by 2023, more than doubling over a decade, according to new research from organic wine trade fair Millesime Bio.

Wines of Hungary UK will be bringing Furmint February back to the UK in 2020.

Former Tesco wine buying manager Rob Dixon has joined Provence rosé specialist Mirabeau as its new head of retail for the UK and Ireland.

The UK’s canned wine market is now worth more than £3.6 million, having increased 125% in the year to August 2019, according to the latest data.

Majestic Wine has confirmed it will be keeping all of its 190 stores open following the company’s acquisition by US firm Fortress Investment Group.

Accolade Wines has appointed Caroline Thompson-Hill to the role of European Marketing Director.

The WSTA has called upon the next Chancellor to cut the duty on wine after HMRC reported dwindling revenues from taxing the category.

An English red wine has scooped a coveted gold medal at the International Wine Challenge for the first time.

Paul Beavis is to step down from his role as Champagne Lanson's managing director for UK & North America in December this year.

Rhône Valley producer Cellier des Dauphins is bidding to boost the region’s reputation for quality wines by championing a number of premium ranges.

TWP Wines has launched a Sparkling Grillo to add to its recently revamped “Green to the Extreme” organic Sicilian range.

Australian Vintage believes it has created the best alcohol-free wines in the business after perfecting its production techniques during an intensive two-year process. 

Spar has added a vegan-friendly range to its wine aisles and it said its aim is for all its own-label wines to be vegan-friendly by 2021.

Yellow Tail, by Casella Family Brands, is the latest brand to tap into the demand for lower alcohol options by bringing out a lighter-style wine.

Thousands of people have been forced to evacuate their homes due to wildfires in California, including key wine regions in the county. 

Les Grand Chais de France (LGCF) is taking its JP Chenet brand in a new direction to target a younger millennial audience.

Broadland Wineries is installing a new canning line in direct response to the summer success of its Minivino brand.

Accolade Wines is investing £1million in a Christmas campaign across a number of its brands.Each brand is set to launch its own mini Christmas creative that favours its brand personality over the festive period. Branded gift bags will be rolled out across multiple customers and channels to capture the gifting market.

The UK government has decided to put a nine-month hiatus on the dreaded VI-1 forms after Britain leaves the EU.

Aldi is launching its own wine course to help shoppers navigate the wine aisles.

Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger is stepping down from the role of president of Taittinger Champagne and he has announced he is entrusting the future of the family business to his daughter. 

The Beaujolais region has reported that exports to the UK are up 35.6% in volume and 19.6% in value during the first eight months of 2019.

An increasing number of vineyards in Bordeaux are exploring sustainable and environmentally-friendly production methods with a record 60% now certified as either organic, biodynamic or the French HVE (High Environmental Value) certification, according to The Bordeaux Wine Council (CIVB).