Wine buying ‘Christmas-like in its intensity’ says UK importer

Since the UK’s coronavirus lockdown began – causing the shuttering of all bars, pubs and restaurants – wine buying in retailers has been “Christmas-like in its intensity”, according to one major importer.

Remembering Champagne Pol Roger’s Chantal Varenard de Billy: 1932 -2020

Champagne Pol Roger family member Chantal Varenard de Billy has died at the age of 87 following a long battle with Alzheimer’s and eventually succumbing to the Covid-19 virus.

Prestige cuvées bonanza push vintage Champagne sales up 60% at Berry Bros

Sales of vintage Champagne rose nearly 60% at Berry Bros & Rudd last year,, on the back of a “fantastic year” for prestige cuvées, BBRS's wine buyer told the drinks business in an exclusive interview.

Champagne market in UK ‘even more buoyant than expected’ during 2019

The market for Champagne in the UK during the past year was “even more buoyant than expected”, but now “it’s simply not appropriate to twist the cork”, according to chairman of the country’s Champagne Agents Association, Andrew Hawes.

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