Britain’s ‘premium’ on-trade market is booming with Champagne a notable beneficiary – not Prosecco, as many propose.
Charles Heidsieck outlined important finessing of its distribution as the Champagne house unveiled its Rosé Millésime 2006, the first since its 1999 vintage.
As Piedmont’s 2011 vintage follows the acclaimed 2010 into the market, producers and trade are getting behind a “more approachable”, if less consistent expression of this region.
Wine trade veteran and writer, Steven Spurrier, has released Bride Valley – his first English sparkling wine through Liberty Wines.
Piedmont’s producers have hailed a “super vintage” as they release their 2010 wines into a market showing “unprecedented” demand for this region.
2013 marked a major step forward for English sparkling wine, as demand moved beyond novelty appeal and instead founded on a reputation for high quality and value.
UK merchant Liberty Wines has announced an operating profit uplift in its latest year-end financial results, despite a decrease in turnover.
Liberty Wines is the latest big name to withdraw from the London International Wine Fair.
New Zealand’s Sauvignon Blanc producers need to protect the credibility of their growing sub-regional message, as UK merchants warned against a “cynical” approach to this popular style.
A number of Rioja producers are holding early conversations about creating a group to promote the region’s top wines and build momentum for en primeur sales.
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