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Laughing Matters

Published:  23 February, 2009

Croak Rotie is the latest wittily named wine brand to poke fun at traditional French wine regions.

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New Zealand screwcap pioneer dies

Published:  30 January, 2009

New Zealand winemaker Ross Lawson, founder of Lawson's Dry Hills, has died aged 66.

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New contemporary Albariño launches in the UK

Published:  26 November, 2008

Grupo Codorníu is releasing a new contemporary Albariño in the UK. Leiras - a 100% Albariño wine with innovative packaging - marks a new era of development for the growing UK Albariño market.
Source: Grupo Codorníu

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Vinexpo gears up for 2009 show

Published:  26 November, 2008

Major wine and spirits trade exhibition Vinexpo has reappointed drinks specialist Voice PR to conduct public relations in the UK for the 2009 exhibition.

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Alain Grignon releases "Pretty Gorgeous" wine range

Published:  25 November, 2008

'PG', or Pretty Gorgeous, is the first of the new branded range from Languedoc-based Alain Grignon Wines to be launched onto the UK Off-Trade market.
Source: Alain Grignon Wines

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Foster's celebrates Gabbiano success in Asda stores

Published:  25 November, 2008

A year after the launch of its Tuscan wine brand, Gabbiano, Foster's EMEA has announced strong sales of the brand. This is largely down to the success of Gabbiano within the grocery sector, driven by a high profile marketing campaign and significant end-of-aisle price promotion. As a mark of this success, Gabbiano will launch into Asda stores nationwide this month.
Source: Fosters EMEA

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Bottle Green serves up wine in a can

Published:  10 November, 2008

Bottle Green Ltd is pleased to announce a new partnership with Vinovation International, the company responsible for the exciting and innovative canned wine brand, Wild Pelican.
Source: Bottle Green

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Cavit claims "classic" year for Novello

Published:  06 November, 2008

Novello market leader Cavit claims 2008 has been a classic year for Novello - traditionally the first wine of the vintage with a release date of 6th November, just one month after harvest.
Source: Cavit

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Kingsland packs two bottles into a box

Published:  04 November, 2008

Kingsland, the UK's premier independent supplier of wines and spirits, has launched a new innovation in packaging design to the UK, with its 1.5 litre 'Balance Box'.
Source: Kingsland

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Washington Wines secures Co-op listing

Published:  31 October, 2008

D&D Wines International have secured a new listing with the Co-operative with Washington Hills, a joint venture with Precept Brands.
Source: D&D Wines International

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New look La Gioiosa extends Tesco distribution deal

Published:  31 October, 2008

Italian wine brand La Gioiosa is strengthening its position in the sparkling wine category with the launch of new premium packaging for its Prosecco Spumante Brut and extended distribution in Tesco to 650 stores.
Source: D&D Wines International

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Codorníu breaks ground with new sparkling wine

Published:  29 October, 2008

Codorníu, the UK's number one branded Spanish sparkling wine, is set to elevate the average price of their wines with the launch of Reina Maria Cristina, now on limited release in the UK.
Source: Codorníu

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Nobilo releases 2008 regional collection Sauvignon Blanc

Published:  21 October, 2008

Nobilo, New Zealand's second largest wine producer, has released the 2008 vintage of its Regional Collection Sauvignon Blanc in the UK. It is available now from Sainsbury's, Somerfield, Tesco, Threshers and Morrisons for a recommended retail price of £8.20.

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Yorkshire importer launches range of light British wines

Published:  21 October, 2008

CWF, the Yorkshire based importer, agent, producer, bottler and distributor of wines and alcoholic beverages - has launched a range of light British wines produced from imported grape juice offering exceptional value for money - enabling the off trade to take advantage of growth in the take home drinks sector driven by the credit crunch.

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Constellation launches draught format for Jack Rabbit wine

Published:  17 October, 2008

Constellation Europe announces the launch of a draught format for Jack Rabbit, the on-trade exclusive wine brand, bringing a striking new three-header fount to the market. Jack Rabbit is a huge success story for Constellation - the brand has tripled in size in just two years and is now a top 10 on-trade wine brand.

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Champagne Pommery dresses up for Christmas

Published:  14 October, 2008

Champagne Pommery has created Gold POP Disco! - a sparkling sequined gift bag release of its Gold POP 2002 - for this year's festive period. Targeted at the premium independent sector, the limited edition glitzy party bag sets will have an RRP of £18.99.

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Arniston Bay super-sizes with tetra pak

Published:  13 October, 2008

To further extend its range of environmentally friendly wine packaging, leading South African wine producer, Arniston Bay, is launching a one litre fully recyclable tetra pak.

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FirstCape Wines rebrands with a roar

Published:  08 October, 2008

FirstCape Wines, the Official Wine of the British & Irish Lions and South Africa's fastest-growing light wine brand, has unveiled its new Lions packaging.

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Clink! Wines unleashes first wine brand Le Beast

Published:  06 October, 2008

"Making French Wine Fun" is the underlying philosophy of Le Beast - the first brand from newly created, Clink! Wines Ltd. With the aim of putting the Languedoc firmly on the map and promising to help France claw its way back to its historic number 1 status, 'Le Beast unveils itself at the 'Sopexa Autumn French Wines Tasting', on the 8th October 2008.

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La Gioiosa wins new Bargain Booze listings

Published:  06 October, 2008

The Number 1 Italian wine brand in the UK, La Gioiosa, has won 2 new listings for its wines in 3L BIB size with Bargain Booze.

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