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Prosecco on the way out says Naked Wines

Published:  11 December, 2018

Sauvignon Blanc still reigns supreme as Britain’s favourite grape, while Prosecco is on the wane according to the latest from Naked Wines.

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Moët & Chandon gears up for Christmas with pop-up in The Blind Pig

Published:  04 December, 2018

Moët & Chandon has extended its partnership with brand ambassador Jason Atherton with the launch of a pop-up in his The Blind Pig bar.

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England sparkles in latest IWC round

Published:  28 November, 2018

Two English sparkling wines were awarded gold in the latest round of the International Wine Challenge (IWC).

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Henkell & Co to be renamed Henkell Freixenet

Published:  27 November, 2018

Henkell & Co Sektkellerei and Freixenet SA will be known as Henkell Freixenet in the New Year to reflect the companies merging.

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Champagnes and Chateaux launches online sales

Published:  23 November, 2018

Champagnes and Châteaux has revamped its website so it can sell bottles direct to consumers.

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Simpsons releases its first sparkler

Published:  13 November, 2018

Kent estate Simpsons has released its first sparkling wine, six years after its founders branched out from the Languedoc in France to launch their first UK venture.

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Research unveils UK winemaking areas that could rival Champagne

Published:  09 November, 2018

New research has unveiled winemaking areas in the UK that could rival Champagne – and they’re not necessarily what you might expect.

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Freixenet-Copestick merger to create sparkling super supplier

Published:  09 November, 2018

UK-based wine supplier and brand owner Copestick Murray and Cava giant Freixenet have revealed plans to merge as of January 1.

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Freixenet renews Christmas at Kew sponsorship

Published:  08 November, 2018

Freixenet has signed up as sponsor of Christmas at Kew for the second year running.

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Insights: Focus on fizz

Published:  06 November, 2018

Drawing on sparkling wine research carried out with Wines Direct, Harpers assesses the state of play

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Billecart-Salmon appoints Mathieu Roland-Billecart CEO

Published:  07 November, 2018

Champagne Billecart-Salmon has appointed Mathieu Roland-Billecart to the position of chief executive officer.

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Accolade sparkling head and wine icon Ed Carr on launching Tasmanian fizz onto the world stage

Published:  01 November, 2018

Fresh from his win at the Lifetime Achievement Awards at last week’s Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships in London, Ed Carr, group head sparkling winemaker at Accolade Wines talked to Harpers about putting Tasmania on the map.

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Missed opportunity: What a rise with inflation means for the UK wine trade

Published:  30 October, 2018

Pub landlords and spirits importers will be breathing a sigh of relief this morning, but not the nation’s wine trade – which is looking at an extra £90 million bill in duty next year.

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Low disease pressure and minimal intervention casts warm glow over UK wine industry

Published:  24 October, 2018

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Official launch of ‘maximum bubbles, zero waste’ fizz preserver

Published:  23 October, 2018

A Champagne and sparkling wine preserver that promises to keep fizz in optimum condition for up to four weeks has been officially launched to the on-trade following a trial in a selection of high end restaurants.

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Juvé & Camps receives organic certification

Published:  22 October, 2018

Juvé & Camps has received organic certification following a three-year process of converting the vineyards to organic viticulture.

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The Whisky Exchange launches Champagne event

Published:  18 October, 2018

The Whisky Exchange has launched a Champagne event to ‘revive’ the category in the UK.

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Guy Woodward: Nyetimber’s gift to the industry

Published:  16 October, 2018

Guy Woodward, Louis Roederer International Wine Columnist of the Year 2018

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Prosecco DOC reports ‘exceptional’ harvest

Published:  11 October, 2018

The Tutelary Consortium for Prosecco DOC has announced an “exceptional” vintage for this year’s harvest.

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Champagne sees increase in trade share

Published:  05 October, 2018

Champagne’s trade share has risen from 1% to 8% by value in the past eight years, with the number of unique Champagnes trading having multiplied in the same time frame, according to a new report.

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