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Hambledon Vineyards as switched distribution from FM&V to Mentzendorff & Co.

Kingsland Drinks has expanded its operations in Manchester to include a new £1.2 million canning line. 

Independent retailers have been earmarked as a key sector for growth for Portuguese wines in 2020, according to trade body, Wines of Portugal UK. 

L’Atelier du Vin, the Brighton-based wine and cocktail-bar concept, is making its first foray into the retail sector.

Reh Kendermann has bought a 16% share in North South Wines, matching the amount held by existing shareholders The Wine People and De Bortoli Wines. 

The trade body representing wines from Bordeaux has announced it is launching Bordeaux Day in the UK.

Mentzendorff & Co has announced it will now represent Jean-Luc Columbo in the UK.

Gusbourne has released its latest vintages of Blanc de Blancs and Brut Reserve.

Californian producer Duckhorn has consolidated its entire UK distribution with Top Selection with immediate effect.

The Spring tastings for SITT, the Specialist Importers’ Trade Tasting event, will shine a spotlight on the topic of sustainability in wine.

Awin Barratt Siegel (ABS) Wine Agencies has released an own label wine from the Yakima Valley in Washington State.

The Co-op is adding its first unfiltered and organic natural wine this month, to build on its “green” wine offering.

UK-based wine and spirit SMEs have joined forces to urge the Chancellor to cut wine and spirit duty by 2% to help boost British business.

Wines from Rioja UK has launched its 2020 promotional campaign, which features an increased focus on driving awareness of the region’s premium offering.

A red wine brand called Ménage à Trois Midnight has breached the Portman Group code for linking alcohol to sexual success.

Lebanese winery Ixsir is launching its first communications campaign in the UK, which it said is “a key market” with “strong potential for Lebanese wines”.

The trade body for Provence wines is ramping up activity in the UK for 2020 as a result of a 100% increase to its export marketing budget.

Proposals for a new rural headquarters for Kent-based wine merchants, The Vinorium, have been granted planning consent.

Hattingley Valley has secured £7.5 million in finance to support its continued growth plans.

Hattingley Valley has secured £7.5 million in finance to support its continued growth plans.

WineGB is to exhibit as a major generic body for the first time at the London Wine Fair this year.

Lanchester Wines is has expanded its range of boutique bulk wines with a high altitude single vineyard Malbec.

Hallgarten & Novum Wines is introducing Lebanon’s only Assyrtiko, from producer Chateau Oumsiyat.

The WSTA has called on the Treasury to cut wine and spirit duty in the upcoming Budget, which it said would also "help boost the public purse".

UK imports of Washington State wine have increased by 37% over the past five years.

The Rhone wine region is focused on engaging on a “deeper level” with the UK off-trade for 2020, according to a senior spokesperson.

Off-Piste Wines has appointed former Waitrose and Co-op buyer, Maria Elener, as sourcing and supplier manager for Europe.