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Bruno Paillard launches 2008 vintage in UK market

Published:  25 February, 2016

The UK is the first international market to feature the 2008 "Assemblage" Champagne from Reims-based Champagne house Bruno Paillard.

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London Stock Exchange singles out Chapel Down in annual SME report

Published:  23 February, 2016

Kent's Chapel Down winery has become the first UK wine producer to feature in the London Stock Exchange's annual 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report.

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UK launch for Canella Bellini aperitif at SITT

Published:  15 February, 2016

Prosecco winery Canella is to launch its bottled Bellini aperitif in the UK this month.

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UK's sky high drinks tax helping Italy win fizz war

Published:  12 February, 2016

With England due to take on Italy in the Six Nations Rugby tournament on Sunday, the Wine & Spirits Trade Association is using the occasion to highlight the disparity in tax rates between the two nation's drinkers.

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Lanson tops UK Rosé Champagne sales

Published:  09 February, 2016

Lanson's Rosé Champagne was the number one best-selling wine in its category in 2015, according to the latest figures from data analysts Nielsen.

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Government picks Ridgeview for GREAT Britain reception

Published:  09 February, 2016

Wines from the family-owned Sussex winery Ridgeview were the featured serve at an official reception last week as part of the government's GREAT Britain campaign to celebrate what the UK has to offer the world.

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Counterfeit Champagne seizure a warning to industry, brand expert says

Published:  05 February, 2016

Italian police have seized some 9,000 bottles of counterfeit Moët & Chandon Champagne near Padova in northern Italy.

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Champagne Deutz partners with Garsington Opera for 2016 season

Published:  05 February, 2016

Champagne Deutz is to be the official champagne partner for the 2016 season of the Garsington Opera.

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Moët Academy pop-up returns to London

Published:  04 February, 2016

Champagne house Moët & Chandon is bringing its Moët Academy pop-up back to London this year, after its successful inaugural outing in 2015.

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LVMH posts strong 2015 results on back of healthy drinks sector sales

Published:  03 February, 2016

The wines and spirits division of luxury goods group LVMH posted sales growth of 16% in 2015, with organic growth at 6%, the company has reported.

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Ridgeview Wine Estate wins popular award

Published:  29 January, 2016

The Ridgeview Wine Estate was last night proclaimed Sussex Drink Producer of the Year at the 10th annual Sussex Food and Drinks Awards held at Brighton's Amex Stadium.

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Exton Park partners with H2Vin for on-trade push

Published:  27 January, 2016

Newly launched Hampshire vineyard Exton Park has partnered with premium on-trade distribution specialist H2Vin to push its wines to restaurants and hotels in London and elsewhere.

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Gisborne to host New Zealand's first Chardonnay and sparkling wine symposium

Published:  21 January, 2016

New Zealand's first Chardonnay and sparkling wine symposium is to be held this February in Gisborne, in the country's far north east.

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Bouvet Ladubay launches sparkling red Bouvet Rubis in Majestic

Published:  15 January, 2016

Bouvet Ladubay, the largest producer of traditional method sparkling wines in Saumur, has launched a demi-sec red sparkling wine, Bouvet Rubis, in Majestic.

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Ruinart highlights support of contemporary art with London exhibition

Published:  12 January, 2016

Champagne house Ruinart will be showcasing six recent artist collaborations at its inaugural Lighthouse exhibition next month.

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South Africa faces off against England and Wales in sparkling wine test match

Published:  12 January, 2016

This Sunday, January 17, will see South African Methode Cap Classique wines go head to head with English and Welsh sparkling wines in a Cape Town tasting.

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English wine producer Hambledon Vineyard announces expansion plans

Published:  23 December, 2015

Hambledon Vineyard has announced plans to to increase the estates's production facilities in response to growing demand of its award-winning English sparkling wine.

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New president for Franciacorta Consorzio

Published:  22 December, 2015

Franciacorta Consorzio, the governing body of the Franciacorta premium Italian sparkling wine region, has elected Vittorio Moretti, owner of Bellavista and Contadi Castaldi, as its president.

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Davenport hails London's first sparkling wine

Published:  14 December, 2015

Forty Hall in Enfield has produced what is believed to be London's first sparkling wine.

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English wines toast record Christmas sales at Waitrose

Published:  11 December, 2015

Sales of English wines have rocketed this Christmas, Waitrose has revealed.

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