[8 June/ Stuff]

Villa Maria has asked Sainsbury’s to pull a rival house wine label, Villetta Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc label, from its shelves because the labels are too similar. The label has adopted the Villa Maria white label with gold surround, as well as a similar wing-like logo in a similar shade of red. The Villetta wine retails for GBP7, and the Villa Maria wine is being sold for GBP9. Villa Maria founder Sir George Fistonich said Villa Maria would work with Sainsbury’s to find an amicable solution that works for all parties.