Richard Balfour-Lynn, owner of Hush Heath in Kent, has defended the 2012 vintage in England, insisting a lack of preparation saw producers caught short.
The romance behind the idea of making wine has led England to be flooded with “enthusiastic amateurs”, according to one key sparkling wine producer.
The historic Blue Nun brand is stepping up efforts to target modern wine consumers with the launch of three new sparkling expressions.
Provence proved its dominance in this year’s Rosé Masters, however the competition still managed to throw up some pleasantly surprising entries from elsewhere.
As sales of Provençal rosé continue to boom, the Provence Wine Council plans to “change direction” and focus its attention on the region’s red, white and sparkling rosé wines.
db’s resident foodie, Lucy Shaw, heads to Covent Garden newcomer Jar Kitchen, the jewel in Theatreland’s culinary crown.
Just before Typhoon Linfa temporarily shut Hong Kong down for a few hours on 9 July, about 20 trade professionals gathered for Rod Smith MW’s talk “Think Pink: La Vie en Rosé”.
Europe’s largest wine producer, Castel, has unveiled a raft of new products designed to tap into the opportunities it sees in the sparkling wine and wider aperitif categories.
A row has broken out over a decision by St Tropez’s wine co-operative to name its 2014 rosé “mist” – which unfortunately means “dung”, “crap” or “rubbish” in German.
Portuguese rosé brand Mateus is switching to a clear glass bottle this summer, in an attempt to give the wine a “more modern look”.
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