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Saturday 21 January 2017 loc: GB

David Gleave MW

Champagne benefits from on-trade boom

Britain’s ‘premium’ on-trade market is booming with Champagne a notable beneficiary – not Prosecco, as many propose.

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 No Comments »

Charles Heidsieck launches 2006 rosé

Charles Heidsieck outlined important finessing of its distribution as the Champagne house unveiled its Rosé Millésime 2006, the first since its 1999 vintage.

Friday, July 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Piedmont 2011: instant gratification?

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.

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Spurrier’s English fizz launched

Wine trade veteran and writer, Steven Spurrier, has released Bride Valley – his first English sparkling wine through Liberty Wines.

Thursday, September 11th, 2014 No Comments »

Piedmont 2010 perfectly timed

Piedmont’s producers have hailed a “super vintage” as they release their 2010 wines into a market showing “unprecedented” demand for this region.

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 No Comments »

English sparkling sends out right message

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.

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 No Comments »

Liberty investments pay off

UK merchant Liberty Wines has announced an operating profit uplift in its latest year-end financial results, despite a decrease in turnover.

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 No Comments »

Liberty pulls out of LIWF

Liberty Wines is the latest big name to withdraw from the London International Wine Fair.

Thursday, March 7th, 2013 1 Comment »

Integrity threat to NZ sub-regional message

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.

Thursday, March 7th, 2013 No Comments »

Rioja explores en primeur

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.

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 1 Comment »

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