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 has augmented its English sparkling offering with the addition of Hampshire’s Hattingley Valley.
Liberty Wines has announced that it has been appointed the new UK agent for the South African producer Excelsior of Robertson.
The organisers of the London International Wine Fair have stressed the number of high-profile attendees this year as several importers drop out.
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.
The early drinking appeal of Burgundy’s 2011 vintage may further encourage a shift that is already being exacerbated by supply shortages towards consuming these wines at a younger age.
The Italian Ministry of Agriculture has amended its decree of July 1993 to allow some – but crucially not all – DOCG wines to be bottled under screwcap.
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