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Sparkling wine continues to fizz with on-trade sales up by more than half in a year

Published:  15 September, 2015

Sparkling wine is the star performer in the drinks trade with the value of on-trade sales up by more than half in the year to July 7, according to Nielsen figures in the third quarter market report from the Wine & Spirit Trade Association.

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Gonzalez Byass wraps up three prestige Deutz Champagnes in gift pack

Published:  07 September, 2015

Gonzalez Byass UK has launched a Champagne Deutz gift pack featuring three fizzes from the 2008 vintage.

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Luxury cuvée matured in steel, wood and glass released by Möet

Published:  07 September, 2015

Moët & Chandon is to release a prestige cuvée called MCIII in October.

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Spar adds to wine range and changes to EDLP model for exclusive Champagne

Published:  02 September, 2015

Spar is to move its Marquis Belrive Champagne to an everyday low pricing model.

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Hedonism to offer collection of rare Dom Pérignon vintages

Published:  28 August, 2015

Luxury London retailer Hedonism Wines is to open a cellar devoted to rare vintages of Dom Pérignon Champagne.

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Model Karembeu joins up with Lanson's Tsarine to launch Champagne

Published:  26 August, 2015

Fashion model Adriana Karembeu has put her name to a new Champagne in the Lanson International portfolio.

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Jascots launches on-trade exclusive Champagne

Published:  21 August, 2015

On-trade supplier Jascots Wine Merchants has launched its own Champagne brand.

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Prosecco up 72% in off-trade to overtake Champagne sales by value

Published:  19 August, 2015

British consumers spent more on Champagne than prosecco in the last year.

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Analysis: Can English sparkling wine ever go mainstream?

Published:  17 August, 2015

James Lawrence examines the future prospects for English fizz.

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Kendermann adds fruity and fizzy alternatives to lower-alcohol B by Black Tower range

Published:  13 August, 2015

German wine brand Black Tower has added new flavours and styles to its 5.5% abv range of drinks.

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On-trade venues line up programme of events to celebrate National Champagne Week

Published:  12 August, 2015

Nineteen on-trade venues have signed up for National Champagne Week which runs from October 1-7.

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Spanish chef Pizarro signs as ambassador for wine producer Codorníu in the UK

Published:  11 August, 2015

Spanish wine producer Codorníu Raventos has signed up chef José Pizarro as its ambassador in the UK for the next two years.

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Sparkling reds are the next big thing, Ocado predicts

Published:  30 July, 2015

Sales of sparkling red wine are rocketing, according to leading online retailer Ocado.

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Cordoníu hires Bradbury as UK managing director

Published:  28 July, 2015

Bodegas y Viñedos Cordoníu Raventós has appointed Simon Bradbury as managing director of its UK business.

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Champagne Lanson has a 'perfect start' to summer campaign

Published:  27 July, 2015

Champagne Lanson's 'The Perfect Start' programme of sponsorship throughout the British summer is already bearing fruit.

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Nyetimber lands partnership with Goodwood Racecourse

Published:  27 July, 2015

Nyetimber, one of England's leading sparkling wine producer, has announced a three-year partnership with Goodwood Racecourse.

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Waitrose sees mini bottles of wine surge in sales to 82% ahead of a year ago

Published:  24 July, 2015

Waitrose says sales of mini bottles of wine have soared in recent weeks as the trend for single serve sizes accelerates.

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Multi-vintage Lallier Champagne makes UK debut through Boutinot

Published:  21 July, 2015

Champagne Lallier has released the first cuvée in its Série R collection of multi-vintage NV Champagnes through Boutinot in the UK.

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Australian Vintage bottles Summertime with sparkling drink launch

Published:  15 July, 2015

Wine producer Australian Vintage has launched a range of fruit-flavoured sparkling drinks with a lower than normal abv.

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Jay-Z's Ace of Spades Champagne range releases two new labels

Published:  14 July, 2015

Two new expressions of the cult Champagne brand owned by rap star Jay-Z have been released in the UK.

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