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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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Gramona president says Spanish fizz is in danger of becoming too splintered

Published:  16 April, 2019

The co-owner of family-owned Cava producer, Gramona, has voiced concerns over the fragmenting state of his country’s sparkling industry after too many designations have sprung up delineating Spanish fizz.

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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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Simpsons Wine Estate to showcase bumper 2018 harvest at LWF

Published:  11 April, 2019

Kent producer Simpsons Wine Estate is gearing up to unveil a number of new releases at next month's London Wine Fair (LWF).

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Gusbourne to grow its West Sussex vines in 2020

Published:  10 April, 2019

Gusbourne Estate is planning on increasing its acreage in West Sussex with vines to be planted across 57 acres.

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Plumpton climate change research could help boost English vine productivity

Published:  05 April, 2019

Soon to be released research carried out in Sussex could help unlock the secret of yields – and discover why they fluctuate so wildly from year to year in the UK.

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Consorzio of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG ramps up UK promotion

Published:  27 March, 2019

Consorzio of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG has increased its UK promotional activity for 2019.

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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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Billecart-Salmon, Nicolas Feuillatte and Greyfriars reveal new editions

Published:  20 March, 2019

Billecart-Salmon has released two Champagnes, Nicolas Feuillatte has introduced a new Champagne Terroir Premier Cru and Greyfriars Vineyard has released a limited edition Blanc de Noirs.

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China and the US drive boom in global premium wine consumption

Published:  13 March, 2019

Wine priced between $10 and $20 will be the biggest driver of value growth for still and sparkling wine over the next couple of years.

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UK ‘culture of wine’ central to Franciacorta’s export drive

Published:  11 March, 2019

Franciacorta is positioning itself as ideal for “a new drinking demographic”, with the UK at the forefront of a renewed export drive.

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Guy Woodward: Champagne’s snobbery is in danger of bubbling over

Published:  04 March, 2019

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Champagne Devaux appoints new president as Gillet steps down

Published:  04 March, 2019

Champagne Devaux has appointed Pascal Dubois as its new president following Laurent Gillet stepping down after more than 30 years.

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Champagne Palmer unveils new state-of-the-art winery

Published:  20 February, 2019

Champagne Palmer & Co has unveiled its new state-of-the-art winery located outside of Reims and close to the house’s Grand and Premier Crus vineyards in the Montagne de Reims.

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Veuve Clicquot launches 2008 vintage of Grand Dame Prestige Cuvée

Published:  19 February, 2019

Veuve Clicquot has announced the release of the 2008 vintage of its La Grande Dame Prestige Cuvée.

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Prosecco driving growth in Irish wine market but Brexit remains a worry

Published:  15 February, 2019

The wine category in Ireland is “stable” but a love for prosecco is driving “strong growth”, according to the latest Wine Intelligence report on Ireland.

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Q&A: Robin Copestick, co-managing director, Freixenet Copestick

Published:  07 February, 2019

It’s hard to overstate the impact that I Heart has had on the trajectory of Robin Copetsick’s business – formerly Copestick Murray and, as of January 1, Freixenet Copestick – and where it is today.

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The Champagne Academy appoints new chair

Published:  06 February, 2019

The Champagne Academy has appointed Alice Archer as its new chair for 2019 taking over from Marcus Little.

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Ruinart offers once in a lifetime trip to top UK sommelier

Published:  23 January, 2019

Time is running out to sign up for the Ruinart Sommelier Challenge 2019, which will result in one young UK-based sommelier heading on an all-expenses paid trip to Champagne.

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Champagne Castelnau appoints marketing and communications director

Published:  18 January, 2019

Champagne Castelnau has strengthened its marketing team with the appointment Olivier Legrand.

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