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Sunday 29 March 2015

sparkling wine

Gallo buys J Vineyards

E&J Gallo has acquired Sonoma-based sparkling wine producer J Vineyards & Winery for an undisclosed sum.

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Is the Prosecco bubble about to burst?

While the Prosecco boom shows no sign of slowing in the UK, under £6 bottles from discount retailers threaten to damage to the sparkler’s carefully crafted brand image.

Friday, March 20th, 2015 1 Comment »

Top seven Champagne fails

Popping the cork on a bottle of Champagne is an event, a moment to treasure, a spectacle even – but it doesn’t always go to plan.

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Portugal hits new UK heights

Portuguese wine built on its recent upward curve in the UK last year with a 19% rise in bottled still wine export volumes and 64% growth for sparkling wines.

Monday, March 9th, 2015 No Comments »

English sparkler to toast new ship launch

English sparkling wine Wiston Estate will be the wine of choice for the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh when they name the new cruise ship Britannia in Southampton, UK, on Tuesday.

Monday, March 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Cava looks to guarantee source vineyard

Within the next two months, Cava is hoping to launch a new top-level tier just for sparkling wine made from single vineyards.

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

UK sales of Franciacorta wines soar

Sales of Franciacorta wines in the UK rose by 172.5% in volume throughout 2014 compared with the same period in 2013, according to new figures.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Prosecco drives Americans to sparkling

18 million Americans now drink sparkling wine at least once a week as Prosecco sales surge in the US, according to a report by Wine Intelligence.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Moët launches pop-up Champagne school

Increasing competition has prompted Moët to launch an educational initiative to highlight the differences between Champagne and other sparkling wines.

Thursday, February 19th, 2015 No Comments »

England v NZ in cricket blind taste-off

Ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup, English sparkling wine is taking on its Kiwi counterpart in a blind tasting dubbed the “Battle of the Bubbles”.

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 1 Comment »

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