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sparkling wine

WSTA pours cold water on ‘British Fizz’ PGI bid

The WSTA has poured cold water on a bid to register ‘British Fizz’ as a protected name for English sparkling wine, saying it was a “side-show” in the run-up to the triggering of Article 50 of Brexit.

Friday, January 20th, 2017 No Comments »

Champagne shipments drop 2% to 306.6m bottles

Champagne shipped a total of 306.6 million bottles in 2016, a decline of 2% on 2015’s result, the drinks business is the first to reveal.

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 No Comments »

Americans coin new name for English sparkling

While the producers of English sparkling wine have been debating about a suitable brand name for their increasingly-popular product, the Americans have already chosen a term – and it may become protected.

Thursday, January 12th, 2017 8 Comments »

Supermarket fizz soars – but still wine sales plummet

UK supermarket sales of sparkling wines continued to soar in 2016 – but sales of still wine fell £82 million, the latest figures from Nielsen have shown.

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 No Comments »

Champagne and Chianti form partnership

Chianti Classico and Champagne have signed a partnership agreement that is set to boost the promotion and protection of winemaking and wine tourism across the two regions.

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 No Comments »

Digby the first English fizz down under

Digby Fine English is the first English sparkling wine to go on sale in Australia on a commercial scale after striking a distribution deal with retail giant Woolworths.

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 1 Comment »

Average Christmas booze spend hits £20

Consumers spend an average of just over £20 on booze with Christmas lunch, research from the Nationwide building society has found – but 10% spend less than a fiver.

Monday, December 12th, 2016 No Comments »

Sparkling sales set to rise 500% at Christmas

Sales of sparkling wines are expected to rise by around 500% on the Friday before Christmas, according to a new report by Sainsbury’s.

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 No Comments »

Matthew Clark sets out on-trade trends

Vermouths, infused-drinks, Prosecco alternatives and seasonal beers are set to win in the on-trade this Christmas and into 2017, according to wholesale supplier Matthew Clark.

Monday, December 5th, 2016 No Comments »

Lyme Bay Winery partners with Enotria&Coe

English wine producer Lyme Bay Winery has joined the portfolio of Enotria&Coe as it looks to boost its regional distribution.

Friday, December 2nd, 2016 No Comments »

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