Former Bollinger brand ambassador Simon Leschallas has taken up the same role for Champagne Charles Heidsieck in the UK.
Champagne must do more to promote its unique characteristics as competition from other sparkling wines intensifies, believes Bollinger’s UK importer.
Stargazing-themed cocktails, a girls only beer dinner, Bordeaux blending and the BAFTAs – it’s the drinks business’ week in pictures.
Some of the UK’s leading importers, including Mentzendorff, Enotria and Accolade, will return to the London Wine Fair next year.
the drinks business casts its eye back over the last decade in Champagne with this review of the “noughties”.
A team of 14 cyclists from the UK wine trade are to ride over 600km along the Douro river for drinks industry charity The Benevolent.
A prominent UK wine importer has urged Brits to view their trade more optimistically, highlighting the profitable opportunities in London and elsewhere.
Rhône producer Michel Chapoutier has called for natural wines that show “defects” to be withdrawn from the appellation system.
Roda export manager Victor Charcán has set out three widespread winemaking “mistakes” in Ribera del Duero that the Rioja producer aimed to avoid with its own recent venture in the region.
Figures just released for Champagne shipments to the end of 2012 show a global decline of almost 14.2 million bottles, representing a 4.4% drop.
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