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Cellier des Dauphins Côtes du Rhône
Côtes du Rhône revamps Cellier des Dauphins

French wine giant, the Union des Vignerons des Côtes du Rhône, the most dominant wine producer in the Rhône Valley, is rejuvenating and expanding its Cellier des Dauphins brand.

Bodegas Finca La Capilla Marqués de Cáceres Group
Marqués de Cáceres Group launches new winery

The Marqués de Cáceres Group has opened Bodegas Finca La Capilla, a winery in the Ribera del Duero region of Spain as part of its international production and distribution strategy.

IWSR china wine consumption
Global wine consumption to grow 40m cases despite China "blip"

IWSR Drinks Market Analysis has revealed that global wine consumption is expected to grow by 37.8m cases by 2022 despite a “blip” in Chinese imports.

Vinexpo Bordeaux
Vinexpo to announce new CEO before Bordeaux show

Vinexpo has announced that it will have appointed a new CEO before its flagship Bordeaux show takes place on its new date in May. 

The World’s Most Admired Wine Brand 2019
The World’s Most Admired Wine Brand 2019
Penfolds named The World’s Most Admired Wine Brand 2019

Australian wine producer Penfolds has risen two places to be named The World’s Most Admired Wine Brand 2019.

Plumpton Wine Division Chris Foss
Plumpton Wine Division's Chris Foss to retire

Chris Foss, founder and manager of Plumpton Wine Division, will retire at the end of this academic year after 31 years of service with the college.

Drinks Marketing & Wine Design Awards 2019: The results

In January, the judges assembled in West London to judge this year’s Drinks Marketing & Wine Design Awards. Here are the results.

World Atlas of Wine
Eighth edition of The World Atlas of Wine launches

Publisher Mitchell Beazley has announced that the Eighth Edition of The World Atlas of Wine, will be published in October. price: £45.

UK wine sales up 50%
UK wine domestic sales and exports up 50%

Latest figures from the UK wine industry revealed a record-breaking harvest for 2018 and a 50% increase in sales both domestic and international, with more land under vine than ever before.

Cult Wines Olivier Staub
Cult Wines appoints new investment director

Wine asset manager Cult Wines has appointed Olivier Staub investment director based in the company’s head office in London.

Familia Torres Jackson Family Wines
Torres and Jackson wineries to launch global climate change group

Familia Torres and Jackson Family Wines have announced intentions to create a working group of global wineries to reduce CO2 emissions.

WSET diploma wine
WSET launches 'roadshow' for new wine diploma format

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), the largest global provider of wine and spirits qualifications, has announced that it will be running a ‘roadshow’ for the Level 4 Diploma in Wines across key markets before the new qualification goes live on 1 August 2019.

James hocking
Hocking launches Californian wine agency

James Hocking, who was until recently wine director at The Vineyard Cellars, has set up a new Californian-focused wine agency.

Harriet Tindal Master of Wine
Six new masters of wine announced

The Institute of Masters of Wine has announced six new masters of wine, from six countries.

South American wine sales
South American wine overtakes Italy in UK off trade sales

The latest Nielsen sales figures show that the combined growth of Chile (+4.1%) and Argentina (+11.2%) have seen South America overtake Italy in value sales of still wine.

Champagne Palmer new winery
Champagne Palmer unveils new winery

Champagne Palmer & Co has unveiled its new winery located close to the House’s Grand and Premier Crus vineyards in the Montagne de Reims.

WBWE Asia
WBWE Asia to present global harvests

The harvests of major world producers will be represented during the first bulk wine fair in Asia. 

Barefoot
Barefoot prepares for double-digit growth in 2019

Barefoot wine brand is preparing for continued success in the UK wine market with double-digit growth predicted for 2019.

IWC China
IWC China open for entries

The International Wine Challenge China (IWC China) – the newly-launched sibling to the International Wine Challenge competition– is now open for entries.

Crédit Agricole to sell two Bordeaux estates
Crédit Agricole to sell two Bordeaux estates

Crédit Agricole has decided to sell Bordeaux estates Château Blaignan (Médoc) and Château La Tour de Mons (Margaux) to focus on three others.

World’s Most Admired Champagne Brand 2019
Pol Roger crowned World’s Most Admired Champagne Brand 2019

Drinks International has named Pol Roger as the World’s Most Admired Champagne Brand in 2019, a magazine which ranks champagne brands from 1-30 based on the votes of the world's top wine experts.

Gerard Basset
Gerard Basset dies

Well known master sommelier and master of wine, Gerard Basset died last week of oesophagael cancer after a two-year battle.

Distell launches Libertas Vineyards and Estates
Distell launches Libertas Vineyards and Estates in SA

Distell, Africa’s leading wines and spirits producer and marketer is launching Libertas Vineyards and Estates as a new stand-alone company with ownership of all the premium wine brands.

Bolney Wine Estate merges with Pookchurch
Bolney Wine Estate merges with Pookchurch

Bolney Wine Estate has announced a merger with neighbouring vineyard Pookchurch to form a 104 acre estate dedicated to increasing the production of premium still English wines.

Babydoll wines
Babydoll wines positioned for UK growth

Babydoll wines from New Zealand will make its debut at the UK annual trade tasting “Flavours of New Zealand” this week, ready to increase its presence in the UK in 2019 in the premium New Zealand sector across all trade channels.

Prowein 25 anniversary
Prowein geared up for 25th edition

Around 6,800 exhibitors from around the world are expected to take part in the 25th edition of Prowein in Düsseldorf this year.

Austrian wine’s Willi Klinger to retire

The Austrian Wine Marketing Board has announced that its mercurial managing director, Wili Klinger, will be leaving at the end of next year.

organic wine
Organic wine to double in UK by 2022

Organic wine consumption is expected to increase by more than 50% in the UK by 2022, according to research carried out by IWSR.

Henkell Freixenet
Henkell and Freixenet come together

Henkell & Co. Sektkellerei and Freixenet SA has unveiled a new name and a logo for the holding company, the former Henkell & Co. Group.

International Bulk Wine Competition judges
International Bulk Wine Competition awards five grand golds

The International Bulk Wine Competition, the only competition that recognises the quality of bulk wines from around the world, has awarded five grand gold medals in 2018.

english wine prime locations revealed
Prime UK wine locations revealed

Research from the University of East Anglia has identified the prime areas of the UK for producing quality wine.

Vinexpo Shanghai
Vinexpo to launch Shanghai show in 2019

The first Vinexpo Shanghai will take place on 23-25 October 2019 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center (SWEECC).

Niepoort in Lalique 1863 decanter
115-year-old port sets new auction record

A Guinness World Record for the most expensive port wine sold at auction was set last week with the sale of the first Niepoort in Lalique 1863 decanter.

Berry Bros. & Rudd brings Israeli wines to UK

Fields, Morris & Verdin has added Israeli winery Recanati to its producer portfolio.

Cult Wines opens Singapore office

Cult Wines, global wine investment advisor, has announced the opening of a new Singapore office as it continues to increase investment among local and regional-based clients.

World’s Most Admired Wine Brands Awards at Prowein 2019

Drinks International’s The World’s Most Admired Wine Brands survey will be hosting the inaugural Awards party during the week of Prowein in Dusseldorf.

WineGB announces 'harvest of the century' for English wine

According to WineGB, wine producers across the UK are hailing 2018 ‘the harvest of the century’ following a record-breaking summer due to unusually hot climates.

Bottle of Romanee-Conti breaks wine auction record

A bottle of 1945 Romanee-Conti wine has set a new record after selling for US$558,000 at auction at Sotheby's in New York. Picture credit Sotherby's.

The World’s Most Admired Wine Brands awards ceremony to launch in 2019

Drinks International has announced the inaugural World’s Most Admired Wine Brands awards ceremony, which will take place during Prowein 2019.

Capewine 2018 attracts record numbers

Capewine 2018 attracted a record 2,414 visitors from 66 different countries, which is 27% more visitors than the previous event held in 2015.

Piper Heidsieck appoints 30 year old cellar master

Piper-Heidsieck has the appointed 30-year-old Émilien Boutillat as the new cellar master of Piper-Heidsieck Champagne.

Raise profitability or die

That was the somber message from Wines of South Africa’s chairwoman at the opening of Cape 2018 in Cape Town today (September 12).

Christies’ auctioneer warns Asia will buy all quality wine

Simon Tam, head of wine at auction house, Christie’s Hong Kong, has warned that buyers in the US and Europe will not be able to compete with Asia when it comes to buying top quality wines in the future.

WOSA chair says SA wine profits are "huge challenge"

Wines of South Africa non-executive chair, Carina Gous (pictured) told a packed auditorium at Cape 2018's opening seminar that profitability was a “huge, huge challenge” with many farmers giving up growing vines.

North Rhône Valley vineyards harvested earlier than south

The harvest of the northern sector of the Rhône Valley has occurred prior to the southern sector due to favourable weather.

Prosecco DOC expects strong production after 2018 harvest

Tutelary Consortium for Prosecco DOC is anticipating strong productions for the Italian sparkling wine after near to perfect conditions continue.

Hubert de Billy made president of Primum Familiae Vini

Hubert de Billy of Champagne Pol Roger has been appointed as the new president of Primum Familiae Vini.

Earliest ever Federweisser harvest takes place

The official start of the harvest for Federweisser, a partially fermented, yeasty wine, in Lörzweiler, Germany begun on 6 August, the earliest start date on record.

Accolade gives kolour to Kumala

Accolade Wines has announced it will be investing more than £1m in South African wine brand Kumala with a new brand creative entitled ‘Keep it Kolourful’.

Benchmark launches Ian Botham wines

Benchmark Drinks has unveiled a range of wines named after one of England’s greatest cricketers, Ian Botham.