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Climate change hits Champagne harvest

Published:  27 September, 2019

Global warming cost Champagne over 10% of its potential harvest this year, the Champagne Bureau has revealed.

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March of the crèmants

Published:  18 September, 2019

Over the past decade, the UK sparkling wine market has increasingly become a tale of two sparklers.

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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.

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Prestige Champagne fizzes as sub-£20 falls

Published:  29 August, 2019

Research has shown that Champagne is experiencing continued uplift at the premium end of the spectrum, with brands leading the category to a higher average price per bottle.

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Guy Woodward: is using Champagne as a mixer a sin?

Published:  08 August, 2019

GUY WOODWARD

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The rise of ultra-prestige Champagne

Published:  05 August, 2019

Champagne houses are separating out prestige cuvées from the struggling lower end. James Lawrence reports

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EWGA Wines to distribute Champagne Boizel

Published:  31 July, 2019

EWGA Wines has signed a deal with the Boizel family to become the exclusive on-trade UK distributor of the Champagne brand.

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New Generation creates sales & marketing director position

Published:  30 July, 2019

New Generation Wines has appointed James McKenna to the newly created position of sales & marketing director.

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Piper-Heidsieck creates signature Champagne for Wright Brothers

Published:  11 July, 2019

London-based seafood chain Wright Brothers has partnered with Piper-Heidsieck on an exclusive Champagne to be poured in-house.

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Delamain returns to directly cultivating vines in Grande Champagne

Published:  02 July, 2019

The House of Delamain has returned to directly cultivating vines in Grande Champagne for the first time in over a century.

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Champagne Bruno Paillard releases 2009 'Assemblage'

Published:  27 June, 2019

Maison Bruno Paillard has launched its 2009 ‘Assemblage' Champagne onto the UK market.

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Champagne to the fore

Published:  26 June, 2019

Champagne expert Giles Fallowfield took a team of UK buyers to Champagne to find out more about the region and hunt down some new potential suppliers

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Nicolas Feuillatte acquires Henri Abelé

Published:  17 June, 2019

Nicolas Feuillatte has acquired Champagne Henri Abelé, which has been part of the Freixenet Group since 1985, for an undisclosed sum.

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Taittinger to expand vineyard at Domaine Evremond

Published:  24 May, 2019

Champagne Taittinger is in the process of expanding its vineyard at Domaine Evremond, according to Hatch Mansfield's marketing director Lynn Murray.

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Penfolds and Thiénot launch anniversary Champagne

Published:  10 May, 2019

Penfolds has teamed up with Thiénot to release three Champagnes to mark Penfolds 175th anniversary.

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Lanson becomes UK agent for Provence producer Domaine de Cala

Published:  09 May, 2019

House of Lanson has signed a deal as the exclusive UK distributor for Provence producer Domaine de Cala’s rosé duo - Prestige and Classic.

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Has the king of fizz gone flat?

Published:  30 April, 2019

The Champenois are working to adapt and recover Champagne’s position in the UK. But there is division among its ranks about how best to engage with younger consumers. James Lawrence reports

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English and Welsh sparkling wine sales hit new record

Published:  23 April, 2019

Sales of English and Welsh sparkling wine rose 6% across the on and off-trade in 2018 compared to the previous year, according to WSTA data released today to coincide with St George’s Day.

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Young drinkers more likely to experiment with fizz and fusion drinks

Published:  15 April, 2019

Younger Australians are more experimental when it comes to sparkling wine than older drinkers, according to the latest report on the Australian sparkling wine market by Wine Intelligence.

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Billecart-Salmon UK appoints Chris Crosby as vice president

Published:  27 March, 2019

Billecart-Salmon UK has appointed on-trade specialist Chris Crosby to the role of vice president.

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