E&J Gallo has acquired Sonoma-based sparkling wine producer J Vineyards & Winery for an undisclosed sum.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Within the next two months, Cava is hoping to launch a new top-level tier just for sparkling wine made from single vineyards.
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.
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.
Increasing competition has prompted Moët to launch an educational initiative to highlight the differences between Champagne and other sparkling wines.
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”.
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