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Can premium Prosecco put the sparkle back into sales?

Published:  17 June, 2019

Sandro Bottega, owner and managing director of Bottega Spa, has refuted suggestions the UK has reached ‘peak Prosecco’ and insisted a “new era of Prosecco premiumisation” is on the way.

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La Dolce Vita

Published:  12 June, 2019

A broadening interest in Italy means the country’s indigenous grape varieties are now packing a punch at the top, writes Jo Gilbert

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Conegliano Valdobbiadene bans glyphosate in its vineyards

Published:  11 June, 2019

The Consorzio of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG has forbidden the use of glyphosate in its vineyards.

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Ruffino releases three new sustainable wines

Published:  17 May, 2019

Ruffino has “confirmed its commitment to environmental responsibility” by introducing three organic-certified wines, a Chianti, a Prosecco and a Pinot Grigio.

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Bellavita Academy adds WSET courses

Published:  26 April, 2019

Bellavita Academy, provider of professional courses for chefs and sommeliers, has become an Approved Programme Provider (APP) for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET).

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FMV adds Vigneti Tardis to its Italian portfolio

Published:  08 April, 2019

Fields, Morris & Verdin (FMV) has extended its Italian portfolio with the addition of Vigneti Tardis.

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Stannary St Wine Co moves top end Italian release to en primeur model

Published:  28 March, 2019

Stannary St Wine Co has moved its annual Italian release of its top end producers to an en primeur sales model on the back of the "meteoric popularity of Italian wines".

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Consorzio of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG ramps up UK promotion

Published:  27 March, 2019

Consorzio of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG has increased its UK promotional activity for 2019.

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The Consorzio Barbera d’Asti e Vini del Monferrato reports volume drop

Published:  25 March, 2019

The Consorzio Barbera d’Asti e Vini del Monferrato has reported a decrease in overall volume of bottling compared to 2017, but said 2018 was “a very positive year” for Monferrato wine.

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Consorzio Vini delle Venezie DOC embarks on ‘second era of Italian style Pinot Grigio’

Published:  11 March, 2019

Consorzio Vini delle Venezie DOC has embarked on the ‘second era of Italian style Pinot Grigio’.

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Winetraders introduces Bellone and Nero Buono to the UK

Published:  13 February, 2019

Winetraders has added a Bellone and a Nero Buono from the Cincinnato winery to its portfolio.

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Brunello di Montalcino appoints marketing director to target UK

Published:  12 February, 2019

Francois Colas has been appointed marketing director at the Brunello di Montalcino estate, La Fiorita.

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Berkmann signs distribution deal with Umani Ronchi

Published:  06 February, 2019

Berkmann Wine Cellars has signed a deal as the exclusive UK distributor for Italian producer Umani Ronchi.

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Italian wine under investigation for diluting expensive wines with mediocre grapes

Published:  05 February, 2019

At least 50 Italian organisations related to wine production, including vineyards and bottling companies, are reported to be under investigation for diluting expensive wines with mediocre grapes.

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North South expands Italian portfolio with Azienda Agricola Cortese

Published:  21 January, 2019

North South Wines has expanded its Italian menu with the addition of Stefano Girelli’s Sicilian estate, Azienda Agricola Cortese.

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UN recognises vineyards of Soave as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System

Published:  07 December, 2018

The vineyards of Soave have been recognised as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS) by the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO).

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Monferrato DOC expands to include Nebbiolo and Nebbiolo Superiore

Published:  30 November, 2018

The Consorzio Barbera d’Asti e Vini del Monferrato has expanded to include two new styles and labels - Nebbiolo and Nebbiolo Superiore.

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Soave hails vintage as a success despite ‘tricky year’

Published:  23 November, 2018

Consorzio of Soave has hailed the 2018 vintage as a success predominantly thanks to the ‘Sentinels of Soave’.

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Flint expands on-trade team with new trio

Published:  20 November, 2018

Flint Wines has expanded its on-trade sales team with three new recruits.

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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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