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Vivino app shows English wine reviews boom

Mobile wine app Vivino has discovered that the number of English wines being reviewed has increased by 83% since 2015.

Majestic Wine appoints new head buyer

Majestic Wine has appointed Cat Lomax as its new head buyer,taking over from Matt Pym, who has left the company.

Willamette Valley Wineries Association hires new executive director

The Willamette Valley Wineries Association (WVWA) and Oregon Pinot Camp (OPC) have hired Morgen McLaughlin as executive director following the retirement of Sue Horstmann.

Small New Zealand wine vintage

The 2017 grape harvest has come in smaller than expected, according to New Zealand Winegrowers.

Jackson Estate opens new winery

New Zealand wine producer Jackson Estate has officially opened its new Pinot Noir winery in Marlborough.

Rothschild celebrates America's Cup partnership

Philippe Sereys de Rothschild met with Sir Russell Coutts, CEO of the America’s Cup at the Mouton Cadet Wine Cellar to celebrate the wine’s partnership with the famous yacht race.

Julia Sewell wins UK Ruinart Challenge 2017

Julia Sewell from celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal's restauraunt, The Fat Duck has won the UK Ruinart Challenge 2017.

English sparkling wine sales reach 3.5m bottles in UK

For the first time English sparkling wine has climbed two places to become Britain’s fourth bestselling fizz, offloading 3.5m bottles to UK markets in 2016.

Crown Cellars boosts prosecco range in 2017/18 portfolio

Crown Cellars, the wine division of Carlsberg UK, has launched its 2017/18 wine portfolio, which has reacted to the continued popularity of prosecco.

Invivo Wines launches in US market

New Zealand-based winery, Invivo Wines will now offer its three most popular wines in the US market.

Wine company algorithm offers SEO dominance

A new initiative called Winefinder has been set up to rival beverage retailers with large amounts of pre-existing data that dominate the online eccomerce space.

1752 Signature Vins UK to unveil at London Wine Fair

1752 Signature Vins will show a selection of wines at this year’s London Wine Fair alongside UK partner and distributor Free Run Wines.

Mouton Cadet Wine Bar ready for Cannes Film Festival

The Mouton Cadet Wine Bar will be open for two weeks during the 70th edition of the Cannes International Film Festival.

US wine region receives Chinese investment

The US wine region of Temecula has been heavily invested in by Chinese businessmen due to its close proximity to LA, Orange County and San Diego.

Cloudy Bay sponsors yachts at America's Cup

New Zealand wine producer Cloudy Bay has partnered with J Class yachts in the UK to act as the fleet’s principal partner at the America’s Cup.

Hannah Tovey to replace Ross Carter as London Wine Fair chief

Hannah Tovey will replace Ross Carter as head of the London Wine Fair after the show takes place at the end of this month.

Champagne Castelnau launches "young" new branding

Champagne Castelnau has targeted a younger audience of champagne drinkers as the Reims-based house enters its second century.

Record sales for Californian wine in 2016

Californian wine sales equalled 285m cases in 2016 with US sales and exports reaching a retail value of $34.1bn, according to Wine Institute.

New Cape Wine Masters announced

Four new Cape Wine Masters have graduated from the Cape Wine Academy bringing the total number of wine masters in South Africa to 100.

Rhône & Champagne highlights Hong Kong Spring Auctions

Christie’s Wine Department will host an auction of rare vintages of Rhône & Champagne from Dom Pérignon, Krug and Salon in three Single Owner Collections on 26-27 May in Hong Kong.

Top wine fairs commit to Brexit debates

Vinexpo Bordeaux and the London Wine Fair have both committed to addressing the potential market-threatening effects of Brexit by hosting industry debates.

New Zealand wine exports to US breaks $500m

New Zealand wine exports to the US have surpassed $500m for the first time, an increase of 11% within the last year.

French champagne house invests in English wine

Champagne Taittinger has become the first Grande Marque champagne house to grow vines in the UK with ambitions to produce English sparkling wine.

Concha y Toro launches new Casillero del Diablo label

Concha y Toro has released a new label design for its Casillero del Diablo Reserva range which is one of the UK’s top five selling wine brands.

Donald Trump wine whitewashed in California

The vineyard of US president Donald Trump was beaten 7-0 in a ‘Judgement of Our Time’ wine tasting event against a variety of Californian wine estates.

English golf estate plants new vineyard

Mannings Heath Golf Club & Wine Estate has begun planting 38,000 vines on its 500 acre site in the south of England.

VINEXPO: Château Malartic-Lagravière to host Fête de la Fleur

Bordeaux wine producer Château Malartic-Lagravière has paired up with Michelin-star chef Yannick Alléno to host 1,500 industry experts for the Fête de la Fleur at VINEXPO.

London Wine Fair to preview wine harvest documentary

A new documentary film about the southern hemisphere wine harvest will preview on Monday, 22 May at this year’s London Wine Fair. 

Lanson Champagne to launch organic range at Wimbledon

Champagne Lanson is set to launch an organic champagne at the Wimbledon tennis championships in July.

Australian wine turns focus to China

The Australian wine industry wants to exploit the Chinese market after its imports to the US were valued less than that of New Zealand.

UK set to plant 1m vines in 2017

The UK’s wine industry will plant one million vines this year with popularity forcing the industry to launch a new competition in recognition.

Maisons & Domaines Herriot conqueres US vineyard

French wine group Maisons & Domaines Henriot has taken majority ownership of Beaux Frères Vineyard in the US.

Graham Norton wine gets Tesco deal

Graham Norton’s wine brand GN Sauvignon Blanc has been made available in Tesco supermarkets in the UK and Kroger stores in the US.

Free Run Wines earns British Retail Consortium credibility

Free Run Wines has become the first independent UK wine importer to gain certification to the British Retail Consortium.

Bolney Wine Estate expands to meet global demand

English winery Bolney Wine Estate has reacted to increased demand for its wine in export markets by expanding its team.

Changyu looks to buy wine producers in Australia and Chile

Changyu Pioneer, the giant Chinese wine producer, has signalled its intention to buy wine producers in Australia and Chile.

Accolade Wines CEO Michael East retires

Accolade Wines CEO Michael East has retired following a decision to withdraw the company from an initial public offering process.

Willamette Valley wine auction raises $500,000

Nearly $500,000 was raised at the Pinot Noir Barrel Auction, a trade-only showcase of rare wines hosted by the Willamette Valley Wineries Association (WVWA).

Casella Family Brands takes over Shaw Family Vintners

Casella Family Brands has bought the vineyards, winery, current stock and trademark from Shaw Family Vintners.

Torres: The World's Most Admired Wine

Torres has returned to the number one slot in Drinks International’s ‘The World’s Most Admired Wine Brands’ survey.

IBWSS comes to London in 2018

The International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show will return to London in January for trade professionals to source private and commercial suppliers.

Treasury has announced a new European md

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has announced that Tom King will be its new managing director Europe, effective immediately.

Accolade appoints Ade McKeon

Accolade Wines has announced the appointment of Ade McKeon as its new general manager for the UK & Ireland, effective immediately.

Mouton Cadet to be America’s Cup’s official wine

Baron Philippe de Rothschild, owner of Bordeaux wine brand Mouton Cadet, unveiled its special  cuvée for the 35th America’s Cup yacht race, which will be held in Bermuda from May.

Rioja launches wine educators programme

The DOCa Rioja Control Board has launched an official Rioja Wine Educators programme worldwide.

Santa Rita partners with COFCO W&W in China

Chilean wine producer, Viña Santa Rita, has announced that it is to partner with COFCO W&W International Co in China.

Wines of Germany announces new Riesling fellows

The generic body for German wines has announced four new Riesling Fellows.

Yealands makes Garforth its new CEO

Yealands Wine Group has announced the appointment of Adrian Garforth MW as its new chief executive officer.

Castel to make sparkling Bordeaux

Castel, the major French wine producer, has announced it is to start making a Crémant de Bordeaux.

Vinexpo launches Explorer initiative

Vinexpo has unveiled a new initiative - Vinexpo Explorer, the purpose of which is to bring wine buyers face-to-face with suppliers in a specific region or country.