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Bancroft Wines grows Italian and Spanish range in the UK

Published:  08 December, 2016

Bancroft Wines has added two new producers to their portfolio, Cantina della Volta from Emilia Romagna and Es Fangar from Mallorca.


New sparkling brand offering "Prosecco" in a can prepares to launch in the UK

Published:  02 December, 2016

A new lifestyle-led sparkling wine brand is aiming to match the prospects in the female drinkers/millennials market with the Italian wine and the RTD categories in the hopes of cracking the UK market.


Vinisud goes annual

Published:  28 November, 2016

The trade tasting which puts wines of the Mediterranean in the spotlight has become annual fixture on the international's trade's calendar.


Lambrusco tipped for revival in 2017

Published:  21 November, 2016

Italian sparkling wine Lambrusco looks set for a revival, according to reports in the national press.


World wine production 2016 one of the poorest in 20 years

Published:  27 October, 2016

The amount of wine being produced worldwide has dropped to one of the lowest in 20 years according to the latest figures from the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV).


Leading Italian online wine retailer launches first international branch in the UK

Published:  06 October, 2016

A consumer website selling the "largest selection of Italian wines in Europe" has launched its first international base 50km north of London.


Jascots focuses expansion on Italy and Spain ranges

Published:  22 September, 2016

Jascots Wine Merchants rolled out 47 news wines at its autumn trade held on Tuesday 20 September 2016, with a focused expansion on Italian and Spanish wines.


Tuscany: 300 years on and it is still evolving

Published:  20 September, 2016

It has been 300 years since Cosimo III de' Medici first drew up his Bando delineating four wine producing areas in Tuscany and it was through this lens that Liberty Wines hosted the "Beyond the Bando" tasting yesterday in London.


Analysis: Soave has evolved

Published:  16 September, 2016

If searching for lighter white wines that are easily accessible and affordable, possessing a rich history with a signature grape variety and complex soils with the capacity to age (if given a chance), a keen shop owner or sommelier would be advised to look into the 'New Soave'.


Insights: Could Prosecco pricing be under pressure again this year?

Published:  12 September, 2016

Taking a look back at the Prosecco pricing bubble in 2015, ahead of this year's harvest, investigates if it could happen again.


Thirst for Prosecco and English fizz drives 80% rise in sales of sparkling

Published:  16 August, 2016

The amount of sparkling wine on sale in the UK has risen by 80% in the last five years from 17.6m gallons in 2011/12 to an estimated 31.6m gallons in 2015/16 according to HMRC.


Pricing pressure mounts as US expected to overtake the UK as leading importer of Prosecco

Published:  15 August, 2016

Prosecco pricing is under pressure as demand increases in the US and the 2016 harvest is delayed according to Global Market Update report release by global wine brokerage firm Ciatti.


Eurowines expands New World portfolio

Published:  15 August, 2016

Eurowines and Chile's Viña Undurraga have teamed up for a new partnership in the UK.


New wines added to "no jargon" Ehrmanns range

Published:  03 August, 2016

Ehrmanns is launching three new wines in its Made In range of wines for the off-trade.


Record year for Italian wine expo Bellavita

Published:  22 July, 2016

Bellavita, now one of the leading UK-based events for Italian food and wine producers has reported a record year, with visitor numbers swelling by over 30% from last year to 8,100 visitors through the doors.


Family Affair Part 1: Alessio and Francesca Planeta, Planeta, Sicily

Published:  21 July, 2016

Family-owned wineries still thrive in an increasingly consolidated world. Andrew Catchpole speaks with Alessio and Francesca Planeta, both of whom are family members of Planeta in Sicily, about the benefits of being independently run. This is the first article in a three part series.


Veeno opens in Edinburgh as part of rapid expansion plan

Published:  18 July, 2016

The duo behind Italian wine cafe chain Veeno are planning to bring Italian Aperitivo to Edinburgh with their eighth new opening.


Insights: Italy's Montalcino producers are adapting and looking to the future

Published:  13 July, 2016

As one of Italy's best known DOCGs Montalcino is slowly remodulating to changing consumer habits and patterns of demand. 


Sicilian producer Planeta focuses on the entire customer experience as business expands

Published:  11 July, 2016

Sicilian and family-owned producer Planeta is expanding the business with investments focusing on enhancing the entire customer experience and diversifying the business as it expands across the island.


The great Prosecco confusion

Published:  30 June, 2016

Somehow, Prosecco has managed to embed itself in the public imagination with an image as clear and as crisp as a summer's day.