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Fortnum & Mason adds ‘sparkling tea akin to sparkling wine' to its menu

Published:  07 August, 2018

Fortnum & Mason has unveiled a ‘sparkling tea’ range positioned as an alternative to sparkling wine.

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Industry urged to better market English sparkling as poll shows 85% British consumers ‘don’t have a clue’

Published:  03 August, 2018

British consumers are ‘clueless’ when it comes to English sparkling wine, a survey has revealed.

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Henkell and Freixenet join forces to create world’s leading sparkling wine group

Published:  01 August, 2018

Henkell has today closed the acquisition of Freixenet creating the world’s leading sparkling wine group.

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Cottoning on to Cava

Published:  30 July, 2018

For Cava connoisseurs, Prosecco and Champagne can’t compete when it comes to quality and value for money. Jo Gilbert looks at how businesses are converting

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Nyetimber reveals plans to grow exports

Published:  12 July, 2018

Nyetimber has revealed plans to expand its international reach with the aim growing its exports to 20% in the next 10 years.

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Rathfinny appoints Hong Kong distributor

Published:  04 July, 2018

Rathfinny Wine Estates has appointed Jebsen Fine Wines as its exclusive distributor in Hong Kong.

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Piper-Heidsieck promotes Séverine Frerson to Chef de Cave

Published:  15 June, 2018

Piper-Heidsieck has promoted Séverine Frerson to the role of Chef de Cave.

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Exports of Crémant de Loire wine to the UK soar

Published:  06 June, 2018

Exports of Crémant de Loire wine to the UK rose 34.2% in volume in 2017 to 4,255 hl, according to data released by InterLoire - the association for Loire Valley wines.

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Prosecco phenomenon now lifting all sparkling sales

Published:  25 May, 2018

Rather than cannibalising other sparkling wine sales, Prosecco has been so successful in attracting consumers into the category that it is now acting as a “gateway” to other styles of fizz.

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Ridgeview unveils contemporary new look

Published:  24 May, 2018

Ridgeview has given its English wine portfolio a makeover signalling a new direction for the brand.

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Berkmann Wine Cellars brings Canevel to the UK

Published:  10 May, 2018

Berkmann Wine Cellars has signed a deal as the exclusive UK distributor of Canevel.

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McGuigan expands Black Label with first sparkling wines

Published:  30 April, 2018

McGuigan Wines has expanded its Black Label portfolio with three sparkling wines, including a red variant, marking the first fizz to join the range.

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Digby’s cool climate fizz makes first foray into Scotland

Published:  24 April, 2018

Digby Fine English has made its first foray into Scotland via an exclusive distribution deal with Alexander Wines.

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'Corpinnat', yet one more classification for Cava wines

Published:  11 April, 2018

Cava, Spain's sparkling wine Denomination of Origin based almost entirely in Penedès, Catalonia now has another potential classification to add labels.

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Exton Park claims first for UK fizz with Quebec launch

Published:  27 March, 2018

Exton Park Vineyard has revealed its Rosé NV is setting sails for Quebec, Canada.

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Gigglewater partners with The British National Film Academy

Published:  27 March, 2018

Sparkling wine brand Gigglewater has partnered with The British National Film Academy.

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Zonin eyes new winemaking territories as Chilean portfolio roll out continues

Published:  21 March, 2018

Buoyed by its recent foray into Chilean production, Italian producer Zonin 1821 has revealed ambitions for further winemaking ventures beyond its homeland, with New Zealand and even the UK cited as potential countries of interest.

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Vagabond reveals first wines to come out of new Battersea winery

Published:  20 March, 2018

Vagabond Wines has revealed the first releases to come out of its new winery in the old Battersea Power Station, with an English fizz leading the way.

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Shaking up the sparkling wine market

Published:  20 March, 2018

It’s long been the case that Champagne sales are a barometer of the times, with a rise or fall in fortunes reflecting the performance of the broader economy. This has held true in the UK market through various recessions and dips, and the current downturn in Champagne sales is no exception.

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Henkell buys majority stake in Freixenet

Published:  19 March, 2018

German sparkling wine company Henkell has acquired a 50.7% stake in Spanish cava giant Freixenet.

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