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England sparkles in latest IWC round

Published:  28 November, 2018

Two English sparkling wines were awarded gold in the latest round of the International Wine Challenge (IWC).

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Champagnes and Chateaux launches online sales

Published:  23 November, 2018

Champagnes and Châteaux has revamped its website so it can sell bottles direct to consumers.

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Simpsons releases its first sparkler

Published:  13 November, 2018

Kent estate Simpsons has released its first sparkling wine, six years after its founders branched out from the Languedoc in France to launch their first UK venture.

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Insights: Focus on fizz

Published:  06 November, 2018

Drawing on sparkling wine research carried out with Wines Direct, Harpers assesses the state of play

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Accolade sparkling head and wine icon Ed Carr on launching Tasmanian fizz onto the world stage

Published:  01 November, 2018

Fresh from his win at the Lifetime Achievement Awards at last week’s Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships in London, Ed Carr, group head sparkling winemaker at Accolade Wines talked to Harpers about putting Tasmania on the map.

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Official launch of ‘maximum bubbles, zero waste’ fizz preserver

Published:  23 October, 2018

A Champagne and sparkling wine preserver that promises to keep fizz in optimum condition for up to four weeks has been officially launched to the on-trade following a trial in a selection of high end restaurants.

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The Whisky Exchange launches Champagne event

Published:  18 October, 2018

The Whisky Exchange has launched a Champagne event to ‘revive’ the category in the UK.

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Prosecco DOC reports ‘exceptional’ harvest

Published:  11 October, 2018

The Tutelary Consortium for Prosecco DOC has announced an “exceptional” vintage for this year’s harvest.

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Prosecco continues to lead sparkling wine category

Published:  14 September, 2018

Sparkling wine continues to grow with Prosecco leading the category and English fizz remaining on the rise, according to The Wine Intelligence Sparkling Wine in the UK Market 2018 Report.

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Copestick Murray adds first Champagne to I Heart portfolio

Published:  10 September, 2018

Copestick Murray, owned by German group Henkell which recently purchased Freixenet to form the world’s largest sparkling wine supplier, has added the first Champagne to its I Heart range to replicate the success of the brand’s Prosecco.

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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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