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Fifteen retailers have signed up to the UK’s first ever Riesling Week, a promotion which began in the US in 2005.

London restaurant operator D&D is planning to open a fine wine store in the City as part of the redevelopment of a building originally created by the East India Company.

Venus wine buyer Ashika Mathews has joined the Antique Wine Company as director of purchasing.

Accolade Wines has issued a bullish statement about its ambitions in the UK in the week that the company abandoned its old name, Constellation Wines Australia & Europe.

Pernod Ricard UK has unveiled a marketing campaign around Brancott Estate’s sponsorship of Rugby World Cup 2011.

Constellation Wines’ Gran Tierra wine range has been extended with a new rosé.

California wine brand Gallo Family Vineyards has signed Sugababe Heidi Range for a marketing campaign for its new Summer Red wine.

Jacob’s Creek is capitalising on its partnership with the Wimbledon tennis championships with a burst of marketing activity.

Banrock Station has been given a new look, which producer Constellation Wines hopes will reinforce its environmental credentials.

CYT has launched a consumer campaign for Isla Negra, tapping into the current popularity of seaside holidays in the UK.

Treasury Wine Estates has produced a guide to selling wine for impulse retailers.

Gallo has launched a campaign pairing its Turning Leaf brand with food.

Spar has revamped its British fortified wine range to give it a more contemporary look and bring it into line with the rest of the Spar own-label range, which has been redesigned recently.

House Of Townend has officially opened its new head office and bonded warehouse.

Police in London have made two arrests following the theft of wine valued at up to £1 million.

Visitor numbers at last week’s London International Wine fair were on a par with the 2010 total, according to figures released by organiser Brintex.

The number of people who drink wine regularly has stabilised in the wake of massive growth over the past 25 years, and the amount they drink is not likely to increase further, Wine Intelligence research has found.

Percy Fox has launched a category communication strategy for its range of 18.7cl bottles.

Wines of South Africa is rebranding its biennial Mega Tasting in London as Cape Wine Europe.

Sancerre producer Fouassier has named Free Run Wines as its new UK partner, replacing PLB.

Independent wine merchants are being encouraged to team up with local restaurants to host a Bordeaux Dinner – and will receive £250 to help plan and run the event.

Echo Falls is back on TV with some new mini-ads, created for its sponsorship of Channel 4’s Come Dine With Me programme.

The Wine Society is abandoning screwcap closures for a popular sparkling wine in its range following negative comments from members.

Tuscan wine producer Piccini has launched a new wine blended from grapes grown across Italy.

Taylor’s Croft and Fonseca ports have all declared the 2009 vintage – the fourth declaration by owner the Fladgate Partnership this decade.

Naked Wines has teamed up with TV’s Sarah Beeny as the official wine partner of her property-based tepilo.com website and her dating service mysinglefriend.com.

Online wine retailer FindWine.co.uk has named Richard Saxton as its new reviewer.

Blue Nun has signed a sponsorship deal with TCM, the digital film channel.

Hambledon Vineyard has raised £3.5 million with its share issue – slightly less than its £4 million target.

Independent retailers have received financial help to promote Portuguese wines during National Wine Month.