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Frizzenti taps into Prosecco popularity

Published:  10 July, 2013

Sparkling wine brand Frizzenti is capitalising on the growing popularity of Prosecco with its on-tap solution for the on-trade.

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Sparkling wine grows up fast

Published:  05 April, 2013

The sparkling wine category has made serious headway in the UK in recent years. Andrew Catchpole looks at what's next

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English sparkling wine could be threat to Champagne sales

Published:  05 April, 2013

English sparkling wine could become the biggest threat to future Champagne sales if the quality and diversity of offer...

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English sparkling wines get rave reviews at ProWein

Published:  29 March, 2013

English sparkling wine was seen as one of the big successes at last week's ProWein with wines from the five participating wineries receiving rave reviews, writes Miguel Cruz Liljegren

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John E Fells to represent Champagne Henriot

Published:  18 March, 2013

John E Fells has taken over agency duties for Champagne Henriot in order to bring the producer's brands under one roof.

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International Gamay Competition announces 2013 winners

Published:  14 February, 2013

The third annual International Gamay Competition has announced its winners from its 2013 awards, which included a new category of sparkling wine.

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Henners launches multi-vintage sparkling wine

Published:  05 February, 2013

East Sussex-based English sparkling wine producer Henners has announced a new multi-vintage concept that is to form a major part of its portfolio from 2016.

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English wine experts question need for regionality

Published:  25 January, 2013

Harpers hears from leading experts on English sparkling about whether establishing a cru-based identification system would help estates promote their wines better on an international stage.

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Asda reports sparkling sales following £10 Champagne deal

Published:  21 January, 2013

Asda has reported a 23% rise in Champagne and sparkling wine sales over the Christmas period.

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'Crus' for English sparkling wines

Published:  17 January, 2013

Leading English sparkling wine producers have called for estates to shout about their individual growing areas in a bid to communicate their regional differences better.

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Offering Champagne at Cava prices could 'seriously damage' category

Published:  21 December, 2012

Noel Reid, wine and spirits buyer at Frederic Robinson has said positioning Champagne at prices not far above that of Prosecco or Cava could "very seriously damage the reputation of the entire segment".

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Call for entries for the third International du Gamay competition

Published:  17 December, 2012

Inter Beaujolais is calling for entries to the third International du Gamay competition, which this year will also feature a new category for sparkling wines.

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Louis Latour Agencies looks to bolster portfolio

Published:  13 December, 2012

Louis Latour Agencies is looking to boost its portfolio with producers from Champagne and Spain.

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BAR offers full British drinks service to event organisers in 2013

Published:  13 December, 2012


Event and venue organisers will be able to offer a full range of award winning British drinks and produce thanks to a new service launching early in 2013.

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Top-end bubbly hits all-time high

Published:  15 November, 2012

Sales of top-end fizz have hit record highs as consumers "tired of austerity" splash out on affordable luxuries, according to leading trade players.

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Mike Matthews looks at new styles emerging from New Zealand at its New Release trade tasting

Published:  29 October, 2012

Albariño and Arneis may not be synonymous with New Zealand; it's a far cry from the usual fare we are used to. Add in Grüner Veltliner, Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Sauvignon Gris, the Blanc's mutant brother, and we get to build a picture of New Zealand's more adventurous side.

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English Wine Producers reassure trade it's 'business as usual'

Published:  11 October, 2012

English Wine Producers has reassured the industry that it is "business as usual" regarding the 2012 vintage, despite the news Nyetimber has made the decision not to pick this year.

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Stevens Garnier launches Brazilian wine range

Published:  10 October, 2012

UK agent Stevens Garnier has launched a range of wines from Brazilian producer Aurora, in a bid to be at the forefront of interest surrounding the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.

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England's newest vineyard to target export market

Published:  09 October, 2012

The owners of Domaine de Sainte Rose in France have bought 35 hectares in East Kent with the view of targeting its sparkling wines at the export market.

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English wine vintage 30% down on previous years

Published:  08 October, 2012

According to an English winemaker, 2012 could be the "disappearing vintage", as yields are down by as much as 30% compared with previous years.

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