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Prosecco producers kick off UK push for premium fizz

Published:  04 June, 2018

Producers of premium Prosecco that can cost as much per bottle as Champagne have kicked off a campaign to encourage Brits to reappraise Italian fizz.

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Big name Champagnes fare best as Brexit hits smaller players

Published:  01 June, 2018

Brexit-related inflation is hitting drinkers of cheaper and less well-known Champagnes hardest in the UK as sales of entry-level bottles continue to fall, while bigger name brands and more expensive cuvées are faring better.

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Prosecco phenomenon now lifting all sparkling sales

Published:  25 May, 2018

Rather than cannibalising other sparkling wine sales, Prosecco has been so successful in attracting consumers into the category that it is now acting as a “gateway” to other styles of fizz.

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Ridgeview unveils contemporary new look

Published:  24 May, 2018

Ridgeview has given its English wine portfolio a makeover signalling a new direction for the brand.

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LWF: Champagne and Burgundy register rare pink Chardonnay Rose variety

Published:  23 May, 2018

Chardonnay Rose, a rare pink grape variety which authorities in France hope could show resistance to global warming, climate change and vine diseases, has been officially registered in France’s national catalogue of wine varieties, Harpers can reveal.

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LWF: Lanchester launches Italian duo to challenge conventional packaging

Published:  20 May, 2018

Lanchester Wines unveiled a premium Italian wine duo today at the London Wine Fair (LWF).

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Berkmann Wine Cellars brings Canevel to the UK

Published:  10 May, 2018

Berkmann Wine Cellars has signed a deal as the exclusive UK distributor of Canevel.

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Castelnau launches second Hors Catégorie cuvée as it looks to double sales

Published:  25 April, 2018

Champagne Castelnau last night launched Hors Catégorie cuvée - the second prestige cuvée to be released as part of the premium collection.

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Alcohol confirmed the UK’s leading FMCG category worth £16 billion

Published:  05 April, 2018

Innovation in the drinks sector and a reduction in the amount of trade promotions has seen alcohol retain its place as the top selling FMCG category, according to new research.

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Amathus Drinks to distribute Champagne Duval-Leroy

Published:  03 April, 2018

Amathus Drinks has announced a new partnership with Vertus producer Champagne Duval-Leroy.

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Jenkyn Place adds new sparkling rosé

Published:  28 March, 2018

Hampshire’s Jenkyn Place vineyard has unveiled its latest addition – a sparkling rosé.

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Exton Park claims first for UK fizz with Quebec launch

Published:  27 March, 2018

Exton Park Vineyard has revealed its Rosé NV is setting sails for Quebec, Canada.

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Gigglewater partners with The British National Film Academy

Published:  27 March, 2018

Sparkling wine brand Gigglewater has partnered with The British National Film Academy.

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The Good Wine Shop launches third annual Grower Champagne Month

Published:  26 March, 2018

The Good Wine Shop has partnered with merchants and restaurants from across the industry to launch the third Grower Champagne Month campaign.

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Zonin eyes new winemaking territories as Chilean portfolio roll out continues

Published:  21 March, 2018

Buoyed by its recent foray into Chilean production, Italian producer Zonin 1821 has revealed ambitions for further winemaking ventures beyond its homeland, with New Zealand and even the UK cited as potential countries of interest.

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Vagabond reveals first wines to come out of new Battersea winery

Published:  20 March, 2018

Vagabond Wines has revealed the first releases to come out of its new winery in the old Battersea Power Station, with an English fizz leading the way.

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Henkell buys majority stake in Freixenet

Published:  19 March, 2018

German sparkling wine company Henkell has acquired a 50.7% stake in Spanish cava giant Freixenet.

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Maison Mumm launches ‘revolutionising’ cuvée

Published:  01 March, 2018

Maison Mumm has launched a cuvée aimed at redefining traditional perspectives on ageing Champagne.

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Majestic releases first ‘NDA’ English wine

Published:  26 February, 2018

Majestic has released a batch of sparkling wine for which it is asking buyers to comply with a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) to protect the details of the tipple.

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Champagne exports catch up with French domestic consumption as value grows

Published:  22 February, 2018

Shipments of Champagne abroad caught up with domestic sales last year, new figures from the Champagne Bureau UK show.

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