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Saturday 25 February 2017 loc: US

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Brexit won’t benefit sparkling wine in UK

Brexit won’t benefit sparkling wine in the UK, says head of Champagne Agents Association in response to comments from Méthode Marlborough winemaker.

Friday, February 24th, 2017 No Comments »

Amazon Go applies for booze licence

Amazon Go – the ‘grab and go’ bricks and mortar grocery store being trialled by the online giant in Seattle – has applied for a licence to sell alcohol, it has emerged.

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 No Comments »

Flood of ‘English Champagne’ very unlikely

A post-Brexit flood of ‘English Champagne’ into the EU is “unlikely in the extreme”, Andrew Hawes, chairman of the UK Champagne Agents’ Association, has stated.

Monday, February 20th, 2017 2 Comments »

Asda launches £5 ‘ProGrigio’ fizz

UK supermarket Asda has launched a £5 bottle of fizz made from Glera, the grape used to make Prosecco, and Pinot Grigio, aptly named ‘ProGrigio’.

Friday, February 17th, 2017 No Comments »

Brexit an opportunity for NZ Méthode Marlborough

The UK’s vote to leave the EU could offer an opportunity for New Zealand’s Méthode Marlborough sparkling wine, with import taxes likely to reduce as Champagne becomes more expensive, says winemaker Daniel Le Brun.

Friday, February 17th, 2017 2 Comments »

WSTA warns of Prosecco price hike

The WSTA has warned that the cost of a bottle of Prosecco could go up by 59 pence and Champagne by as much as a £1 in the UK next year.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 1 Comment »

Final deadline for Prosecco Masters 2017

Final entries are being accepted for The Drinks Business Prosecco Masters 2017 ahead of the upcoming deadline of 24 February.

Monday, February 13th, 2017 No Comments »

Waitrose reports Valentine boost for Crémant

Waitrose has seen sales of alternative French sparkler Crémant rise 20% in the run up to Valentine day, as romantics seek extra value for money.

Monday, February 13th, 2017 No Comments »

Online orders grow at Matthew Clark

Matthew Clark has reported Christmas orders through its online wine platform have risen almost a third by volume since 2015.

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 No Comments »

China’s wine imports up in volume and value in 2016

China’s wine imports grew both in volume and value terms in 2016, bolstered by strong demand for bottled wine from Guangdong, Shanghai, Beijing and coastal regions in China.

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 No Comments »

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