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Prosecco: Blue skye drinking

Published:  03 October, 2017

As more and more countries encroach on Prosecco’s patch with their sparkling offerings, Lisa Riley asks how the Italian bubbly is innovating to stay ahead of the pack

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Tesco adds sparklers to its range

Published:  29 September, 2017

Tesco has added four new sparkling wines to its Finest own-label wine range this month, created in partnership with world renowned producers.

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Moët & Chandon appoints Jason Atherton as UK brand ambassador

Published:  26 September, 2017

Moët & Chandon has appointed Michelin star chef and restaurateur Jason Atherton as its UK brand ambassador for the next two years.

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Castelnau reports ‘exceptional potential’ for 2017 vintage

Published:  25 September, 2017

Champagne Castelnau has revealed the berries picked during the 2017 harvest at the Reims-based winery were “excellent”, with the wines of potentially “exceptional quality”.

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Champagne harvest one of the earliest in 67 years

Published:  20 September, 2017

Champagne has followed the European trend of an earlier harvest this year with yields potentially affected by fluctuating weather conditions.

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Wine Source UK adds Champagne Gosset to its portfolio

Published:  15 August, 2017

Wine Source UK has added Champagne Gosset to its portfolio.

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Naked Wines reveals £1m investment into English wine as sales surge

Published:  09 August, 2017

Naked Wines has reported a 16% volume increase in annual sales of its English wines (to July 2017), driven by the seemingly unquenchably thirst for home-grown bubbles.

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Fuller’s champions English fizz in own pubs

Published:  08 August, 2017

Fuller’s has replaced its Champagne house pour with English sparkling wine throughout its own pubs following a ‘highly successful’ trial.

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Sales of sparkling reach 156 million bottles as Brits lap up European fizz

Published:  02 August, 2017

A new report from the WSTA has revealed just how much sparkling has grown in popularity among UK drinkers.

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Crémant production fizzes in Bordeaux

Published:  27 October, 2017

Europe’s love of bubbles has led to a spike in production of Crémant de Bordeaux, where the number of producers turning their hand to sparkling is believed to have doubled in the past three years.

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Aldi introduces first sparkling red wine

Published:  02 August, 2017

Aldi has launched its summer wine portfolio with a focus on bubbles, including the discounter’s first sparkling red wine.

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The cava conundrum

Published:  27 July, 2017

Spain’s famous fizz needs some imaginative thinking to return its sparkle, argues James Lawrence

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Harpers on tour: Champagne buyers trip 2017

Published:  25 July, 2017

Four wine buyers descended on Champagne last month and with their expertise ranging from a Michelin-starred restaurant to independent merchants to drinks distributors, the insight and expectations of Champagne were unique to each buyer. Starting with a trip to Épernay via Montagne de Reims and then south to the Aube, the visits were just as varied as the buyers. Jane Parkinson reports

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Bolney scoops top prize at inaugural UK Wine Awards

Published:  20 July, 2017

The first UK Wine Awards set a new tone for the English and Welsh wine industry at Wimbledon’s Hotel du Vin yesterday.

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Champagne Warehouse sets up dedicated on-trade and indies arm

Published:  18 July, 2017

Champagne Warehouse has launched a dedicated arm to push the on-trade, wholesales and indies side of the business.

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English wine sales boom at Jascots

Published:  13 July, 2017

Jascots Wine Merchants has reported a 171% volume hike in its English wine sales.

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Bolney becomes first English magnum to be sold in John Lewis

Published:  06 July, 2017

Bolney Wine Estate has secured a listing with John Lewis for its Blanc de Blancs 2011 (75cl), Blanc de Blancs 2010 (150cl) and the Cuvée Rosé 2014, making it the first English magnum available from the department store.   

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Cheeky wine brand seeks to challenge 'traditional' Prosecco

Published:  29 June, 2017

Cheeky Young Wines Co, part of International Wine Shippers, has made its UK debut with the launch of a Prosecco.

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Beyond Non-Vintage

Published:  23 June, 2017

Do consumers understand the full extent of Champagne’s diversity? Jo Gilbert investigates

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i heart Prosecco heads onto social media for latest collab

Published:  22 June, 2017

Copestick Murray’s successful i heart brand is looking to the internet for the next step in propelling its Prosecco range to sparkling superstardom.

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