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Saturday 6 February 2016

Champagne

Relaxed planting laws spells ‘death’ of AOC system

A new EU law that came into force on 1 January relaxing the rules on planting vines in Europe spells “the death of the AOC system” according to one producer.

Monday, January 4th, 2016 2 Comments »

Signs of stability for fine wine

The downward trajectory of the fine wine market looks to be bottoming out after an increasingly stable 2015.

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

Cava ‘bigger in France than Champagne is in Spain’

Cava consumption in France is greater than Champagne consumption in Spain, according to the chairman of the Cava Regulatory Board (CRDO).

Thursday, December 10th, 2015 No Comments »

Brits lap up sparkling wine as sales boom

Sparkling wine has experienced a 41% growth in on-trade sales in the last 12 weeks, more than any other alcohol category.

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Taittinger to plant vineyards in UK

Champagne Taittinger is establishing vineyards in the UK, becoming the first Champagne house to invest directly in an English sparkling wine operation.

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Aldi dominating UK Champagne market

One in every 12 bottles of Champagne bought in UK shops comes from Aldi, the supermarket has revealed.

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 3 Comments »

Ruinart puts Chardonnay in the spotlight

Champagne house Ruinart is “shining a light” on Chardonnay next year with the launch of a new consumer tasting initiative.

Friday, December 4th, 2015 1 Comment »

The Langham HK offers trip to Maison Belle Epoque

As part of the Langham’s ‘Origami Afternoon Tea Party’ campaign, guests can win a trip to the former Perrier family estate in Epernay throughout December and January.

Friday, December 4th, 2015 No Comments »

Lecaillon: Our zero dosage ‘not normal’

With Louis Roederer preparing to release just its second ‘Brut Nature’ Champagne, cellarmaster Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon insists the dosage level isn’t the main story.

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

Champagne Doyard moves to Matthew Clark

Matthew Clark has taken on exclusive distribution for Champagne Doyard from Flint Wines.

Friday, November 27th, 2015 No Comments »

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