English sparkling wine accounted for just 48 of over 25,000 bottles of fizz bought for the House of Commons’ cellar in the last four years.
Closure maker Herti has launched a new trademarked aluminum stopper for sparkling wines onto the market.
French fizz, fortified wines, Cava and crémant make this week’s round up, as UK wine writers gear up for a very merry Christmas.
Chapel Down has released a Nebuchadnezzar of its blanc de blancs 2008 priced at £5,000 – the most expensive English sparkling wine ever.
Grower Champagne may be the most notable phenomenon in the Champagne world, believes Essi Avellan MW.
English wine producer Ambriel has added a second new expression to its range this year with the introduction of a demi-sec sparkling wine.
Sainsbury’s Blanc de Blancs Brut has beaten the likes of Laurent-Perrier to be voted the best Champagne for under £38 by Which?
A Trentino producer is confident that it can carve an export niche in the growing sparkling wine category, even at prices to rival prestige cuvée Champagne.
On-trade supplier Bibendum has seen sales of super-premium Prosecco shoot up by 295% in the last year, while premium sales were up by 150%.
This year’s competition not only revealed the very best luxury Champagnes, but top-end offerings from categories that previously didn’t fare well.
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