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Sam Linter, managing director of Bolney Wine Estate, has been appointed director of the Board of WineGB.

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has reported its highest-ever annual candidate figures for the latest academic year, with UK candidate numbers up 5%. 

Kingsland Drinks has announced it has made “high-level executive changes” in order to focus on the strategic direction of the business. 

Napa-based winemaker, Celia Welch, is set to export her own wines to the UK for the first time. 

Several major UK wine suppliers have banded together to launch a campaign aiming to secure a tax break for the nation’s favourite tipple.

Leading Spanish wine brand Campo Viejo has branched out of its Rioja heartland and it is launching an Albariño from Rías Baixas.

Bancroft Wines has appointed James Snoxell as its new Fine Wine Buyer. 

Justin Knock MW is no longer working with the California Wine Institute and joint directors Justine McGovern and Damien Jackman will lead its UK operations going forwards.

Australian Vintage chief executive Neil McGuigan has resigned and he will step down after the company’s AGM on November 20, 2019.

Touriga Nacional, Marselan, Petit Verdot and Petit Manseng are among a number of late-ripening grape varieties highlighted by Bordeaux Wine Council (CIVB) as ones that could help the region to adapt to climate change.

Australian wine exports to the UK have decreased 4% in volume and 3% in value to $373 million over the past year.

Armit Wines has reported strong sales for the last six months, including a 15% rise in the last quarter and it predicts it will reach £30 million turnover in the next five years.

Bordeaux generic body CIVB has elected winegrower Bernard Farges as its new president to replace the outgoing Allan Sichel.

Broadland Wineries has reported a significant rise in profits over the past year, driven by strong performances from a number of its key brands.

Prosecco brand Corte Molino has partnered with the Co-op and digital lifestyle brand Pretty52 for an on-pack competition.

Vineyards in the South of France have been damaged in the scorching heatwave and some vines “appear to have been blowtorched”, according to reports.

South Africa is unlikely to have a “normal vintage” until 2021 following an extended period of drought in the vineyards, according to a senior winemaker.

Generic body Inter Rhône is confident in the region’s ability to grow UK sales in 2019 after working hard to improve the overall quality of its wines. 

Ginking is adding another variant to its collection of wine and gin infused drinks.

The newly-formed Graft Wine Company, created from the merger of Red Squirrel and The Knotted Vine, is keen to give more focus to independent wine shops outside of the London area.

Maison Bruno Paillard has launched its 2009 “Assemblage” Champagne into the UK.

This year’s Run Bacchus – Britain’s answer to the Marathon du Medoc – is looking to recruit more wine trade runners to help raise awareness and funds for The Benevolent.

KWV is relaunching it’s The Mentors range with a new simplified and more premium label.

A new drink - which taps into the consumer trends for sparkling wine, convenience and low alcohol – is about to hit the UK market.

More than two-thirds of the 122 medal-winning still wines from the WineGB Awards 2019 came from last year’s “dream harvest”.

The Wines of Great Britain annual tasting is moving to September in a move that marks a shift of focus to the busy last quarter of the year.

Sogrape is taking a majority stake in Liberty Wines, while Champagnes Charles Heidsieck, Piper-Heidsieck and Rare will take a minority stake.

Ross Carter, who was head of the London Wine Fair between 2013 and 2017, has been appointed chief executive of The Benevolent.

Asda has added to its Argentinian range of wines with a new Malbec Syrah 2018, priced at £10 a bottle.

The Co-op has introduced a collection of wines containing less than 0.5% abv each.