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Vivino has named Olivier Grémillon as its new chief executive.

The first digital London Wine Fair has been hailed as “the most significant online event for the drinks industry to date”.

Ehrmanns-owned wine brand Beefsteak Club has launched a new consumer campaign “to beef up Britain’s BBQs”.

Pernod Ricard’s wine business, which includes New Zealand wine brands Brancott Estate and Stoneleigh, has announced it will be unable to meet global Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc supply this year after one of the smallest New Zealand harvests in 10 years.

Henkell Freixenet has appointed James Davis MW as vice president for product development.

“Make sure you don't put your eggs into just one basket” is the message for the wine industry for 2021 and beyond.

Majestic Wine is offering customers a year’s supply of wine if they help the retailer to find new sites for future stores, as part of a renewed commitment to bricks and mortar retail.

Wines of Roussillon (the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins du Roussillon – CIVR) is launching a new campaign aimed at boosting the region’s profile in the UK and to support the commercial efforts of Roussillon wine producers and their importers in 2021.

Hatch Mansfield has announced the launch of its first UK marketing campaign for Cune, part of CVNE, the Northern Spanish Wine Company founded in 1879. 

Up to one third of French wine production will be lost this year as a result of freezing temperatures, according to reports.

Yellow Tail Wine is launching a “shelfie’ Shiraz 1.5-litre bag-in-box (BIB) format for the UK market.

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is launching a new pack design for its Blossom Hill varietals portfolio.

Armit Wines will be the exclusive distributor for Mendel Wines in the UK, from this month.

Marks & Spencer is launching a new wine range, which is described as “an affordable invitation to wine lovers to venture off the beaten track and discover new varieties, regions and styles".

A new virtual platform to help wine buyers from around the world connect with Australian wines is set to launch on April 27.

Garçon Wines has hired ex-Somerfield wine buyer Angela Mount as its UK Supermarket Advisor, to help the company accelerate plans to “maximise space-saving, flat bottle potential” in UK supermarkets.

The Board of WineGB has announced that Peter Gladwin is to retire from the WineGB Board at the next Annual General Meeting, currently planned for May 27, 2021.  

Waitrose is introducing an organic wine in a bag-in-box format to its Duchy Organic range.

English wine producers are gearing up for the Big English Wine Easter, which will take place this weekend. 

Freixenet Copestick has added the Garage Wine Co to its portfolio and the producer’s wines will now be sold online by Slurp and to the on-trade by Jascots Wine Merchants.

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) said the Government’s plan to delay VI-1 wine certification for wine imported to the UK from the EU is “a huge relief”.

Chilean wine brand Casillero del Diablo is entering the Spanish wine category in the UK with the launch of a varietal Tempranillo wine.

EthicDrinks, an environmentally-friendly wine business from France, is launching into the UK market.

Amfora London is bringing a range of wines in cans to the UK market.

The organisers of the London Wine Fair have announced that this year’s show will feature a special preview day, for the first time in the event’s 40-year history. 

Waitrose is exclusively launching a new South African wine brand, Great Heart.

McGuigan has launched a consumer competition advertised on selected packs of McGuigan Black Label and McGuigan Reserve.

Pernod Ricard is launching Campo Viejo Winemakers’ Blend - a blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha and Bobal - combining “the most vibrant expressions of Spain”.

Walker & Wodehouse, the specialist supplier to independent merchants and regional wholesalers, has announced it will be hosting a series of virtual tastings for customers.

A new initiative has been launched to support the global group of winemakers and viticulturists engaged with the world’s oldest vines.