After six years of hard work, one of China’s leading producers has launched its new sparkling wine series “Angelina” to the Hong Kong and China markets.
Richard Balfour-Lynn of Hush Heath in Kent has spoken out about the difficulty of making money from English wine, stating that only a “handful” of producers are making a profit.
A giant cork has been stolen from a winery near Prague, prompting a reward of 100 bottles of sparkling wine to for its safe return.
Sales of Prosecco increased 72% by value in the UK off-trade in the last year, beating Champagne which saw sales dip by 1.2%, according to figures by IRI.
The UK has the potential to become a “major player” in the world of wine tourism, according to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association.
The historic Blue Nun brand is stepping up efforts to target modern wine consumers with the launch of three new sparkling expressions.
Sales of sparkling wine are soaring in the US with Prosecco and Moscato leading the charge, particularly among millennial consumers.
Sales of sparkling wine produced in the UK have more than doubled since 2010, rising to £6 million in 2014 from £2.9m in 2010.
High end Prosecco and English sparkling wine have helped to drive a 40% year-on year uplift in fizz sales at Matthew Clark, one of the UK’s largest on-trade suppliers.
Europe’s largest wine producer, Castel, has unveiled a raft of new products designed to tap into the opportunities it sees in the sparkling wine and wider aperitif categories.
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