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Britain continues to drink through the World Cup despite England's exit

Published:  27 June, 2014

England may have crashed out of the World Cup but the nation is continuing to drink through it, according to the latest figures released by the Wilson Drinks Report.

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Wines over £5 account for almost half of supermarket sales

Published:  19 June, 2014
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Franciacorta producers look to include old Italian indigenous variety to production process

Published:  16 June, 2014

Producers of Franciacorta, the premium Italian sparkling wine, may soon have to make it with an old indigenous grape variety if changes to the production process are approved. 

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UK most difficult market for top end sparkling wine outside Champagne

Published:  10 June, 2014

The UK is the most difficult market for top end sparkling wine outside of Champagne, according to the head of Franciacorta's trade body in Italy.

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Co-op's major wine revamp yields strong results

Published:  02 June, 2014

The Co-operative has seen sparkling wine, smaller serve bottles and Argentinian wine sales soar since it revamped its range in recent months.

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Own-label Champagne sales lose their fizz says Lanson research

Published:  30 May, 2014

Retailer and own-label Champagne brands have plummeted 16% by value according to the latest category report from Champagne house Lanson.

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Champagne Veuve Clicquot to debut at London Wine Fair

Published:  21 May, 2014

Champagne Veuve Clicquot is taking its own stand - a vintage yellow Airstream trailer - for the first time at London Wine Fair in June.

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Gallo pumps 'significant' investment into marketing Moscato in UK

Published:  20 May, 2014
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Codorniu reaffirms commitment to UK market as search for new chief continues

Published:  15 May, 2014

Cava firm Codorníu Raventós says it is "100% committed" to the UK market in the wake of the departure of its managing director of 12 years, Nick Mantella.

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Cava producers must push diversity, says body president

Published:  12 May, 2014

Cava producers must push diversity, says the president of the sparkling wine body, as the industry prepares to launch a new premium classification.

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English vineyard Hambledon strikes distribution deal to help 1m bottle sales target

Published:  08 May, 2014

English sparkling wine producer Hambledon Vineyard has taken its first steps towards building sales to one million bottles per year by signing an exclusive distribution agreement with Fields, Morris & Verdin in the UK.

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Nick Mantella steps down as UK managing director of Codorniu

Published:  01 May, 2014

Nick Mantella has stepped down as managing director of sparkling wine company Codorniu UK after 12 years at the firm.

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Grower champagnes are riding a wave, says Anne Krebiehl

Published:  17 April, 2014

Growers' Champagnes are riding a wave: while Bordelais tasting rooms remained sluggish and empty during this year's en primeur campaign, Champagne had no trouble attracting visitors, says Anne Krebiehl.

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Champagne exports to UK plummet by 5.1%

Published:  14 April, 2014

The UK remains Champagne's biggest export market, despite imports falling to €447.2 million last year, a decline of 5.1% by volume and 3.8% by value.

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Prosecco cocktails could be next big UK drinking trend, says Robin Copestick

Published:  25 March, 2014

Prosecco cocktails which have become popular across Italy and Germany could be the next big drinking trend in the UK, according to Robin Copestick of wine agency, Copestick Murray.

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Q&A with Nick Mantella, managing director Grupo Codorniu UK

Published:  19 March, 2014

Nick Mantella shares his views on how Cava can compete with the fast-growing Prosecco, its plans to expand its branded portfolio, and Spanish wines in the UK market.

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Prosecco's mass appeal may limit growth, says Cava boss

Published:  12 March, 2014

Prosecco's meteoric rise is not at the expense of Cava, insists Grupo Codorniu UK's boss, who says its mass appeal may inhibit further growth.

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Moet Hennessey launches sparkling Argentinian wine in UK

Published:  04 March, 2014

Moet Hennessey is hoping to persuade UK consumers to trade up from standard and premium sparkling wine, and down from entry level champagne with the forthcoming launch of its premium sparkling wine brand, Chandon.

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Copestick Murray shoots for top wine brand spots

Published:  20 February, 2014

Copestick Murray is aiming for its I Heart range to become one of the UK's top 10 wine brands and Mionetto to be the number one Prosecco brand within five years. 

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Sparkling wine grows 30% in 2013 for Matthew Clark

Published:  04 February, 2014
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