Trunk disease represents the next great threat for the wine industry, posing a far greater risk than phylloxera, according to consultant viticulturalist Dr Richard Smart.
Champagne’s innovative marketing strategies, with its link to fashion, luxury and celebrities, are helping to build a high-end image in China and attract more consumers.
Eric Asimov recommends a “pure and harmonious” white, Jon Bonné picks out a “gorgeous” sparkler and Sandra Silfven chooses a red that is a “class act”.
Champagne house Moët & Chandon has launched two sparkling wines made from grapes grown in Nashik in northwest India, onto the market.
Family-owned Italian producer Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi is to launch a high-end sparkling wine made from Champagne grapes next year.
London Fashion Week has seen the arrival of a new Prosecco in the UK market, which aims to add “style and innovation” to the growing sparkling wine sector.
Four of Chile’s most influential producers are set to launch traditional method sparkling wines onto the international market.
English winery Gusbourne Estate is to join the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange after being acquired by Shellproof.
One of Europe’s largest sparkling wine producers, Henkell & Co. Group has bought a 60% stake in UK importer Copestick Murray.
Harvest 2013 has officially begun in Napa Valley with the picking of grapes for sparkling wines.
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