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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.

Wines of Chile has announced the results of its second Independent Wine Merchants Awards. 

Martini has launched its sparkling wine range in 20cl bottles.

English winery Three Choirs Vineyards has produced the first English wine from the 2011 harvest.

Bancroft Wines has signed up Croatian producer Matošević, and is now its exclusive UK agent. 

Peter Lehmann rebrands

07 November, 2011

The Peter Lehmann range of wines from Australia’s Barossa Valley has been revamped for the first time since it launched 30 years ago.

The wine trade has agreed on an international system for calculating carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions.

Moët sponsors ATP tennis tour

04 November, 2011

Moët & Chandon has been signed up as the official Champagne of the tennis ATP World Tour.

Oddbins has put three wines priced by its customers in a blind tasting on shelves today (November 4).

OLN's Atkin relaunches website

04 November, 2011

OLN’s Tim Atkin MW has relaunched his website.

Generic body Sud de France is to hold an organic and biodynamic wine tasting this month.

Sogrape buys Stevens Garnier

01 November, 2011

Stevens Garnier has been bought by Portugal-based producer Sogrape and has appointed a new managing director.

Low and no-alcohol wine sales are growing rapidly from a small base and getting close to 1 million cases, according to the latest figures from Nielsen.

The Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux has teamed up with comedian Dom Joly to produce a series of videos.

Wine Rack has unveiled a range review with 80-plus new wines at a press tasting in London today.

Lindeman’s has added a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc to its international Winemaker’s Discovery range.

South African winery Linton Park has rebranded its Louis Fourie 1699 range for the UK market, and will be launching it with new agent Chalié Richards next month.

Mont Tauch has launched a sustainably produced single vineyard Fitou in Marks & Spencer. 

Free Run Wines and Felix Solis Avantis have launched a range of Spanish whites from Rueda. 

The head of the consortium that protects Prosecco sparkling Italian wine from Conegliano Valdobbiadene is to address delegates at the International Sparkling Wine Symposium (ISWS), which takes place at Denbies wine estate in the UK on November 1-2.

Festive campaign for Stone's

12 October, 2011

Accolade Wines has launched an off-trade push for Stone’s Original ginger wine in the run-up to Christmas.

Gallo Family Vineyards has announced a partnership to launch the world’s first-ever scented nail wrap.