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Wednesday 27 August 2014

sparkling wine

Champagne holds firm against Prosecco

Prosecco’s explosive UK growth has not come at the expense of Champagne, which held its volume and saw value sales increase by 2.2%, according to the Lanson Champagne Category Report 2014.

Thursday, August 14th, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 new products

This month’s top product releases include Krug’s 2003 single vineyard brut blanc de blancs and a sipping vodka by super-trendy London distillery Sipsmith.

Monday, August 11th, 2014 No Comments »

The Proust Q&A: Bernard Hickin

The chief winemaker of Jacob’s Creek on looking like Harrison Ford, being a chocoholic and drinking Riesling with Sir David Attenborough.

Friday, August 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Couple trade in semi for English vineyard

A couple who sold their house and bought a vineyard are to launch their first vintage under the banner Smith and Evans English Sparkling Wine.

Friday, August 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Franciacorta sees UK sales double

UK sales of Franciacorta wines doubled in the first six months of 2014 with ramped up communications credited for raising greater awareness of its wines.

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 No Comments »

Frizzenti to open string of wine bars

Prosecco brand Frizzenti are set to open a chain of sparkling wine bars across the UK targeting shopping, leisure and “travel interchange locations.”

Monday, August 4th, 2014 No Comments »

Chandon takes over pub gardens this summer

Moët Hennessy’s sparkling Argentine brand Chandon has launched the next big phase of its UK push in the form of an eight-week partnership with Mitchells & Butlers’ Premium Country Pubs.

Friday, July 25th, 2014 No Comments »

UK Prosecco sales go bananas

Prosecco sales in the UK are continuing to surge ahead of Champagne with year on year sales up nearly 70% at both Waitrose and Sainsbury’s.

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 No Comments »

World’s most powerful Champagne and sparkling wine brands

In the fourth of our Power Brand round ups, our attention turns to the world of Champagne and sparkling wines.

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 1 Comment »

Crémant de Savoie becomes newest AOC

Sparkling wine from Savoy has been granted the right to make Crémant de Savoie, making it France’s newest Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée.

Thursday, July 10th, 2014 No Comments »

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