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Pol Roger Portfolio adds Domaine Vacheron

Published:  11 August, 2021

Pol Roger Portfolio, the subsidiary of Champagne Pol Roger, has signed a deal as the exclusive UK distributor of Domaine Vacheron taking effect from next week (16 August).


Champagne sets an available yield of 10,000kg of grapes per ha

Published:  26 July, 2021

The Comité Champagne’s executive board has decreed an available yield of 10,000kg of grapes per hectare (ha) for this year’s harvest.


Former I Heart bods launch own wine business

Published:  15 June, 2021

Two former senior members of Freixenet Copestick’s I Heart team have joined forces to launch their own mainstream wine brand.


Prosecco partners with Eataly

Published:  09 June, 2021

Consorzio of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG has partnered with Italian gourmet superstore Eataly.


Cava DO limits production for second year

Published:  07 June, 2021

The Regulatory Council of the Cava DO has approved placing temporary limits on production for the second year in a row to help rebalance the market.


Cavas de Guarda Superior to be 100% organic by 2025

Published:  28 April, 2021

The Consejo Regulador de la Denominación de Origen Protegida Cava (DO Cava) has announced that the production of Cavas de Guarda Superior will be 100% organic by 2025. 


Ridgeview to feature on Jamie & Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast

Published:  26 January, 2021

Ridgeview will be putting English sparkling wine in the spotlight this week, with the Sussex winery set to feature on Jamie & Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast. 


Enotria adds bubbles geared away from the Grandes Marques

Published:  16 December, 2020

Enotria & Coe has added a quartet of sparkling wines to its portfolio geared away from the Grandes Marques.


Aldi claims supermarket first with Prosecco rosé launch

Published:  29 October, 2020

Aldi is gearing up to launch a Prosecco rosé, a move the retailer claims will make it the first supermarket to sell the pink bubbles.   


Cava DO to boost image with new website

Published:  27 October, 2020

The Cava DO has unveiled a new website aimed at boosting the image of the sparkling wine as a “quality product”.  


I Heart Prosecco rosé launches

Published:  19 October, 2020

Freixenet Copestick has expanded the sparkling side of its I Heart portfolio with a Prosecco rosé and a limited edition festive Prosecco. 


Black Chalk enters Japanese market

Published:  06 August, 2020

English wine producer Black Chalk has secured distribution in Japan in a move driven by Black Chalk director and investor, Kenya Matsumoto.   


Friday Read: Covid-19 set to devastate Champagne's recovery?

Published:  17 April, 2020

Like a staunch liberal and a UKIP voter forced by coronavirus to cohabit under one roof, Champagne has enjoyed a troubled – and complex - relationship with the UK of late. Both Nielsen and CGA Strategy have tracked falling demand for Champagne over the past few years in the UK; in the 12 months to December 2019, the total volume and value of Champagne sales fell by 5.8% and 4.9% respectively in the on-trade. Meanwhile, Nielsen figures indicate that Champagne sales in the Christmas period 2019 fell well short of expectations. It's hard to rally against statistical evidence - the figures do not lie.


Freixenet unveils Italian still wine collection

Published:  05 April, 2020

Freixenet Copestick has launched its first range of still Italian wine in the UK to build on the success of the company’s Prosecco and sparkling Italian rosé.


Prosecco reports 2019 yields down but ‘exceptional quality’

Published:  29 October, 2019

Consorzio of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG has declared the 2019 harvest of “exceptional quality”, but said yields were down between 3% to 5%.


Friday read: How top end Prosecco can stay relevant in the face of ever changing consumer demands

Published:  11 October, 2019

Harpers sets out on the Prosecco trail to look at the region’s industrial expansion and to work out what a sustainable future looks like for the chronically popular Italian fizz


Nyetimber Releases second vintage of its 1086 prestige cuvée

Published:  23 September, 2019

Nyetimber has today released the 2010 vintage of its prestige cuvée, 1086, marking the second release of 1086 following the 2009 vintage launched last year.


Prosecco’s new hue

Published:  12 September, 2019

A new Prosecco style is poised to launch, but has it already missed the boat? Giles Fallowfield weighs up the pink fizz’s chances


UK release for Champagne Armand de Brignac’s rarest cuvée

Published:  11 September, 2019

Champagne Armand de Brignac has announced the UK arrival of its Blanc de Noirs Assemblage Three (A3) - the third assemblage of its ultra-prestige cuvée.


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.