Declining wine consumption in the UK is set to reverse this year, led by the continued rise of sparkling and a slow recovery in still wine demand.
Sparkling wine and an online ordering platform helped one of the UK’s largest on-trade drink suppliers to enjoy a record-breaking Christmas.
Drinking Champagne and other sparkling wines like Prosecco and Cava leads to worse hangovers than still wine, it has been found.
Sales of English and Welsh wines are predicted to hit £100 million in 2015 with the reputation of “brand England” continuing to gain strength.
Prosecco continued its seemingly unstoppable rise over the Christmas period, with one UK retailer reporting that sales outstripped milk.
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.
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