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Wednesday 22 October 2014

UK

Prosecco drives soaring UK fizz sales

UK sparkling wine sales shot up by £70 million last year, making it the country’s fastest growing alcoholic drink category.

Monday, October 13th, 2014 No Comments »

Trade invited to Yvonne May celebration

Members of the drinks trade have been invited to raise a toast of Australian wine to celebrate the life of Yvonne May at an event in December.

Monday, October 13th, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the UK press

An “electrifying” Sauvignon Blanc, a selection of wines to serve with squid and a great value Bordeaux from the “exceptional” 2009 vintage make it into this week’s roundup.

Monday, October 13th, 2014 No Comments »

UK wine industry sees dramatic rise

The number of UK wine producers has more than doubled during the last two years, based on new businesses registered with HM Revenue & Customs.

Monday, October 13th, 2014 1 Comment »

Benefits of UK village pubs tallied

The positive impacts of pubs in rural communities have been shown to be worth around £100K to local economies, according to a recent study.

Friday, October 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Kleine Zalze bolsters indie offer

Stellenbosch producer Kleine Zalze has introduced a new range called Cleefs, which is targeted at the UK independent sector.

Friday, October 10th, 2014 No Comments »

UK enjoys cocktail surge

Younger consumers’ thirst for popular favourites such as the Mojito has driven an increase in UK on-trade cocktail sales of over 10% in the last two years, according to a new report.

Friday, October 10th, 2014 No Comments »

New range advances Argentine terroir focus

Argentina is ready to direct greater focus towards its sub-regional differences, believes the winemaking director of Luigi Bosca as the producer releases its own terroir-driven range in the UK.

Friday, October 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Jeroboam ageing ‘mystery’ to be solved

The effect of producing vintage Champagne in Jeroboam formats is not yet fully understood and is likely to be one of the next generation of winemakers’ most intriguing challenges.

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 No Comments »

Sparkling wine riding high

Sparkling wine is enjoying unequalled success in the on-trade, with Prosecco the most notable pour chomping at the heels of Champagne. But, as James Lawrence writes, there are plenty of contenders in this tempestuous market.

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 No Comments »

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