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Blue Nun has launched a low-alcohol range of wines at 5.5% abv.

Changes at Thierry's

10 January, 2012

Thierry’s has made two appointments in its management team.

Argentina specialist Las Bodegas is adding 30 new wines to its portfolio over the next two months – all of them new to the UK.

Sainsbury’s is running an in-store campaign to raise awareness of alcohol units, promote lighter-style wines and encourage consumers to manage their drinking responsibly.

Jacob’s Creek has signed up tennis star Andre Agassi for a three-year global campaign promoting its wines.

Codorníu has appointed a new UK brand manager as part of a reshuffle in its sales and marketing departments.

The Oxford Wine Co has appointed Marcia Waters MW as wine buyer.

Accolade Wines has launched a website to help independent convenience stores grow their sales today (January 4).

Fine wine prices fell 15% in 2011, fine wine index Liv-ex has reported.

Pessac-Léognan grand cru estate Château Brown has introduced a Quick Response code for its forthcoming vintages.

Warning over fake Blossom Hill

21 December, 2011

Wine sales dropped 3% in the past year and the pace of decline has accelerated this autumn as tax hikes bite, the WSTA has reported.

Enotria buying director Tim Sykes is to succeed Sebastian Payne MW as The Wine Society’s head of buying.

Bleak prediction for wine

09 December, 2011

Rising taxes may mean there is no future for wine in the UK, a leading Californian winemaker has warned.

£10 fizz leads price charge

09 December, 2011

Asda was selling £10 bottles of Champagne this week as the supermarkets’ battle for hard-up consumers’ Christmas drinks budgets hotted up.

Banrock Station Light has teamed up with WeightWatchers as part of a £1 million marketing investment from Accolade Wines.

Jacob’s Creek has created a range of wines made from cool-climate regions and targeted at women.

Brand Phoenix has pledged to cut 50 million units of alcohol from the market over the next three years by growing its low-alcohol Café Collection range and cutting abv levels across the rest of the First Cape portfolio.

Treasury Wine Estates has launched a fine wine business unit for the UK and Ireland, aimed at boosting sales of its regional and premium wines.

Australian Vintage is bringing its McGuigan City Vineyard installation to Dublin during summer 2012. The Australian winery said it will take members of the UK trade to the event, which represents a £250,000 investment.

Inter Beaujolais has launched the second International Gamay Competition.

Accolade Wines is to target independent convenience stores after research revealed they are coming under pressure from multiple rivals.

Veuve Clicquot Champagne has signed a three-year partnership deal with the English National Opera.

Accolade revamps Nottage Hill

18 November, 2011

Accolade Wines has given Hardys Nottage Hill a new look as part of a £4.5 million investment. 

Wine & Spirit Education Trust chief executive Ian Harris has stepped down as organiser of National Wine Month to concentrate his efforts on the educator's core activities.

Bestway has reviewed its own-label wine brand Cellar Estate and slimmed it down to 65 wines.

Peel-off labels from Off-Piste

16 November, 2011

Off-Piste Wines has launched a South African brand with a back label that peels off to show information about the region where the wines are grown.

TV ads for Jacob's Creek

15 November, 2011

Pernod Ricard UK has launched a five-week TV ad campaign for Jacob’s Creek.

The generic campaign for sherry in the UK has had its budget slashed this year – and its future is hanging in the balance as the Sherry Institute weighs up its options for 2012.

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association has produced a guide to buying wine to help prevent collectors and investors being ripped off by fraudsters.