Halewood International has lined up a GBP1m (US$1.6m) pre-Christmas campaign for its Lambrini wine brand.

The manufacturer and distributor said today (28 October) that Lambrini will be the subject of a national TV advertising and online video-on-demand campaign, which will run throughout December across ITV1, Channel 4 and a number of national satellite channels. Slots will appear in a number of peak-time shows including Emmerdale, Coronation Street and Gordon Ramsey's F Word.

The 20-second commercials are the latest adaptation of the 'Do The Lambrini' campaign and are part of a GBP1m investment in the brand that also includes the launch of a consumer website and a promotion and PR programme.

"We are placing considerable investment behind Lambrini during the key Christmas period to support our retail customers and recruit consumers into the brand," said Halewood's senior brand manager, Sue Beck. "This year we are combining TV advertising with an online video on demand campaign because a large percentage of Lambrini consumers are heavy internet users."

Earlier this year, the company released a rosé variant of Lambrini, targeted at 18-30 year old consumers with a strong bias towards women.