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Castelnau launches second Hors Catégorie cuvée as it looks to double sales

Published:  25 April, 2018

Champagne Castelnau last night launched Hors Catégorie cuvée - the second prestige cuvée to be released as part of the premium collection.

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Alcohol confirmed the UK’s leading FMCG category worth £16 billion

Published:  05 April, 2018

Innovation in the drinks sector and a reduction in the amount of trade promotions has seen alcohol retain its place as the top selling FMCG category, according to new research.

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Amathus Drinks to distribute Champagne Duval-Leroy

Published:  03 April, 2018

Amathus Drinks has announced a new partnership with Vertus producer Champagne Duval-Leroy.

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Jenkyn Place adds new sparkling rosé

Published:  28 March, 2018

Hampshire’s Jenkyn Place vineyard has unveiled its latest addition – a sparkling rosé.

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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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The Good Wine Shop launches third annual Grower Champagne Month

Published:  26 March, 2018

The Good Wine Shop has partnered with merchants and restaurants from across the industry to launch the third Grower Champagne Month campaign.

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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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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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Maison Mumm launches ‘revolutionising’ cuvée

Published:  01 March, 2018

Maison Mumm has launched a cuvée aimed at redefining traditional perspectives on ageing Champagne.

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Majestic releases first ‘NDA’ English wine

Published:  26 February, 2018

Majestic has released a batch of sparkling wine for which it is asking buyers to comply with a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) to protect the details of the tipple.

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Sparkling sales continue to fizz in the UK

Published:  14 February, 2018

Sales of sparkling grew by 6% in volume and 9% in value in the off-trade last year, showing the popularity of the category continues to rise.

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Rathfinny reveals Sussex sparkling launch details

Published:  13 February, 2018

Rathfinny Estate has announced the highly anticipated launch of its first Sussex sparkling wines will take place at Somerset House in London on April 24th.

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Louis Roederer shows its modern face at MMD tasting

Published:  29 January, 2018

Things sometimes move at a glacial pace in the world of fine wine, but even Grande Marque producer Louis Roederer showed it is up for moving with the times at its most recent tasting, showcasing zero dosage and experimentation with organic and biodynamic wines.

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Hampshire producers prepare for annual tasting

Published:  23 January, 2018

A group of seven leading Hampshire producers are on their to way to London once again in February for their annual tasting.

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UK to be overtaken by the US as the world’s bigger importer of sparkling

Published:  19 January, 2018

The UK’s status as the biggest importer of sparkling wines will be challenged over the next three years, with the US due to take the top spot by 2021.

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Aldi reports bumper Christmas boosted by booze

Published:  04 January, 2018

Aldi has reported record sales over the Christmas period pushing its annual UK sales to break the £10bn barrier for the first time.

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Brexit and bad harvests could dampen supply of fizz

Published:  02 January, 2018

2018 could be the year that Brits’ love of sparkling catches up with them as experts predict a fizz shortage could be about to descend on the UK.

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Champagne Armand de Brignac appoints new UK importer

Published:  19 December, 2017

Champagne Armand de Brignac has appointed New Generation McKinley (NGM) as its new exclusive UK importer for the brand, commencing 1 January 2018.

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