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White hot: Demand for fizz pushes white production to its highest ever level

Published:  14 February, 2024

Global red wine supply and demand have significantly decreased in the last twenty years, while white wine has picked up the slack (along with rosé), largely due to the boom in sparkling wine in markets like the UK.


Friday read: The Verdicchio Renaissance

Published:  03 November, 2023

The white wines made from Verdicchio in Italy’s central Marche region were once famous for lining the supermarket shelves in its recognisable hourglass shaped bottle. Often considered generic in style, the varietal has undergone a renaissance in recent years. Is it time to revisit verdant Verdicchio in all its forms?


Symington launch pushes Douro’s white potential

Published:  27 February, 2023

Symington Family Estates has launched a new Douro white, Pequeno Dilema 2020, as part of what the company describes as its “mission” to demonstrate that Port’s vineyards can also produce “outstanding white wines”.


Rueda DO celebrates heritage with launch of Gran Vino de Rueda

Published:  17 March, 2022

If Rueda is not on your radar, it should be - the white grape-producing region has become one of Spain’s most popular sources of wine. 


Beaujolais exports to UK continue to rise

Published:  16 March, 2021

Exports of Beaujolais wines to the UK continued to rise in both value and volume last year.


A very Spanish hero

Published:  02 December, 2020

Rueda is the Spanish white with the most global appeal, but it’s more complex, higher-end wines deserve to be better known. Andrew Catchpole reports


Quinta do Noval white makes UK debut

Published:  21 September, 2020

Quinta do Noval has released its Cedro do Noval white table wine in the UK for the first time.


New Zealand report: Blanc page

Published:  27 March, 2020

Enduringly popular and commanding a premium, NZ Sauvignon Blanc is nonetheless evolving with an eye on the future. Andrew Catchpole reports


Time to change perception of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Published:  27 June, 2019

New Zealand’s much-loved Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc needs to change its ‘drink now’ image to help boost consumer understanding of its more complex, premium and age-worthy styles.


Silvaner makes a comeback

Published:  22 October, 2018

After an inauspicious beginning, Silvaner is poised to become one of Europe's great aromatic white varieties, according to sommelier Andrej Grunert.


Soave gears up for tighter production regulations as it elects new board

Published:  28 June, 2018

A new president and governing board has been elected for the Consorzio of Soave at a time of “major change” for the denomination.


Vinho Verde quality focus delivering Portuguese success story

Published:  25 May, 2017

Vinho Verde is far and away Portugal's leading white wine region, this northernmost province of Portugal one of Europe's largest demarcated wine regions with 21,000 hectares of planted vineyard, nine sub-regions and more than 2000 wine brands. And something is definitely stirring.