Britain’s ‘premium’ on-trade market is booming with Champagne a notable beneficiary – not Prosecco, as many propose.
UK importer Liberty Wines has bolstered its customer service, logistics and distribution arm with the appointment of a new head of operations.
Charles Heidsieck outlined important finessing of its distribution as the Champagne house unveiled its Rosé Millésime 2006, the first since its 1999 vintage.
Liberty Wines is inviting final applications for its apprentice programme, which offers the chance to work vintages and gain an understanding of all aspects of the UK wine business.
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.
UK importer Liberty Wines has added Yarra Valley producer Giant Steps to its extensive Australian wine portfolio.
The trade has paid tribute to the skill and modesty of Charles Heidsieck winemaker Thierry Roset, who died earlier this month aged just 55.
Wine trade veteran and writer, Steven Spurrier, has released Bride Valley – his first English sparkling wine through Liberty Wines.
Hess Family Wine Estates has moved the UK distribution of its Australian Peter Lehmann Wines and Napa Hess Collection Winery to 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.
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