Sales of Argentine Malbec have soared 200% in the last year at Tesco as the British public’s unquenchable thirst for the inky grape gathers pace.
Tesco has expressed concern about the “homogenisation” of Australia’s major wine brands, calling for them to work harder to stand out from the crowd.
UK wine distributor PLB’s new managing director John Osborne believes the deep discounting culture in supermarkets has “muddied the water” in the UK.
Global sales of Prosecco have overtaken Champagne, as the insatiable worldwide thirst for the Italian sparkler shows no sign of abating.
The UK trade needs to reconsider its attitude towards the lower alcohol wine sector, believes Laura Jewell MW, Tesco’s wine category product development manager.
Tesco has strengthened its wine team with the appointment of Charlotte Lemoine as assistant product developer.
Tesco is launching a new range of classic beer styles brewed by Marston’s to capitalise on the success of its craft beer selection.
UK-based William Sharvatt has signed a deal to distribute its porter ale and fine cider craft blend at Tesco.
Sales of real ale are flying in the UK in the run up to Christmas, with Tesco alone selling 1.5 million bottles last week.
Tesco has achieved a new record for pre-Christmas sales of wine online through its Wine by the Case and Tesco.com websites.
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