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Thursday 20 October 2016 loc: GB

English sparkling wine

Government publishes post-Brexit export plans

The government has sought to calm fears over UK trade following Brexit by publishing a template to boost exports of British booze globally.

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 No Comments »

Beer and cider boosts Chapel Down results

English winery Chapel Down has announced positive sales in the first half of the year with its beer and cider arm soaring.

Friday, September 30th, 2016 No Comments »

Sparkling Masters 2016: the results

No longer just a tipple for ladies who lunch, sparkling has become a ‘lifestyle’ wine for consumers around the world, and as our Masters competition showed, the quality is rising from Champagne to English sparkling and beyond.

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 No Comments »

Naked Wine crowdfunds Simpson’s first English fizz

Simpson Wine Estate and Naked Wines has launched a crowdfunding exercise to develop an English sparkling wine brand that will be named by investors – but have already vetoed the name ‘Winey McWineface’.

Thursday, August 25th, 2016 3 Comments »

Sparkling wine sales up 80% in UK

Sales of sparkling wine in the UK have shot up by 80% over the last five years according to HM Revenue and Customs, while sparkling magnum sales are up by 140%.

Monday, August 15th, 2016 No Comments »

Kingscote sparkling cuvée pays tribute to founder

Sussex winery Kingscote Estate has released its first ever sparkling wine, which it has named Cuvée Christen in homage to its late founder, Christen Monge.

Thursday, July 28th, 2016 No Comments »

Top 10 things to do during English Wine Week

We’ve cherry picked the top 10 things to do during English Wine Week this week, so clear your diary, dig out your wellies and head to the country for a taste of England’s finest.

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 No Comments »

English wine gets 37 new producers

No less than 37 new English wine producers entered the industry last year to meet growing consumer demand for English sparkling wine.

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 No Comments »

Downing Street backs English sparkling wine

The British government has put its faith in English sparkling wine, making Ridgeview and Chapel Down the official fizz suppliers for 10 Downing Street.

Thursday, May 26th, 2016 1 Comment »

Steven Spurrier’s wine launched in US

Steven Spurrier’s English sparkling wine, Bride Valley, has been launched in the US at Raymond Vineyards in the Napa Valley.

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 No Comments »

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