Hatch Mansfield managing director Patrick McGrath MW is stepping up to the newly created role of chairman.

Champagne Taittinger has announced that two years after the first plantings at Domaine Evremond’s vineyard site in Kent, a further 8.5 hectares of vines were planted last month.

Champagne Taittinger has become the first Grande Marque champagne house to grow vines in the UK with ambitions to produce English sparkling wine.

South African wine estate Kleine Zalze has signalled its intention to target the independent retailing channel in the UK by moving its entire portfolio of wines to Hatch Mansfield.

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