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Cava sales boosted by domestic market

Published:  20 December, 2023

The Cava Designation of Origin (Cava DO) has announced that total Cava sales have risen by 2.35% from January to September 2023, with a notable increase of 7.65% in the domestic market.


Codorníu launches first still wine range in the UK

Published:  18 December, 2023

Sparkling juggernaut Codorníu is officially expanding its portfolio in the UK with the launch of the brand’s first-ever still wine collection.


Segmentation aims to lift critically low grape prices for Cava

Published:  04 December, 2023

The Cava DO is pinning its hopes on the evolution of aged styles in international markets as a way of lifting the average price of its grapes, which now sits at around 30 cents per kilo – over twenty times less than the price of Champagne (€7 a kilo).


Spain Report: Cava rides youthful wave

Published:  01 November, 2023

As Cava enjoys a boost in popularity with a younger generation, James Bayley learns how explaining the nuances of the Spanish fizz could broaden its appeal further.


Barcelona Wine Week aims to put Spain on the global map

Published:  30 October, 2023

Barcelona Wine Week is continuing to cement its position as the pre-eminent wine fair for Spanish wine as it prepares for a sold out 2024 event.


Codorníu taps into crémant sparkle

Published:  11 August, 2023

Leading Spanish cava producer Codorníu has launched a new Gran Cremant Brut Cava, initially into the Co-op.


Codorníu invests in UK Market with London Ad campaign

Published:  19 July, 2023

Codorníu, Spain’s largest producer of organic cava, has invested heavily in a new London advertising campaign in a bid to become the market-leading cava by 2025.


Sparkling: Reasons to be cheerful

Published:  23 June, 2023

The sparkling wine market in the UK is changing. While the cost-of-living crisis clearly bites, there are some categories that are still – or should we say finally – full of fizz. Anne Krebiehl MW reports.


Segura Viudas launches first-to-market premium Cava in Tesco

Published:  19 May, 2023

Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Cava is to launch exclusively in Tesco stores across the UK from Monday 22 May. The listing in Tesco is the first in any global market for this new quality tier.


Cava bounces back in 2022

Published:  25 April, 2023

After facing economic challenges the year before, 2022 saw Cava achieve some noteworthy results – total sales rose to 249,135 million bottles, an increase of 4.58% on 2021.


Harpers Taste Off: Adding more ‘oomph’ to sparkling sales

Published:  06 February, 2023

Everyone loves a glass of fizz and nowhere is this evidenced more than in the rise and rise of English sparkling. But it’s not just English bubbly that is buoying sales of wine. As Harpers recently reported, analyst firm IRI’s most recent FMCG Demand Signals report confirmed that across six major European markets, sparkling wine sales remain in robust shape, set against a 4% off-trade decline in wines, beers and spirits.


Cava’s return to power

Published:  31 October, 2022

Cava’s image has been bruised in recent years, not least by an exodus of nine influential producers in 2019 from the DO. Nonetheless, it remains a sparkling powerhouse, led by corporate giants Codorníu and Freixenet. The numbers speak for themselves: global exports rose by 16.45% in the first nine months of 2021, according to the Consejo Regulador. However, with stagnant growth in the UK, there are challenges ahead if the DO hopes to reconquer one of Europe’s most dynamic sparkling wine markets.


Extreme summer shrinks Cava harvest in 2022

Published:  19 October, 2022

Cava's regulatory council has issued a statement about the difficult growing season this year, characterised by “continuous and above-average high temperatures, along with successive heat waves in late spring and early summer.”


Re-elected Cava president pledges to build ‘prestige’

Published:  01 August, 2022

Javier Pagés has been re-elected to the post of president of the Cava DO – a role he has pledged to use to continue to raise Cava’s status to one of “world’s highest quality sparkling wines”.


Retail market starting to return to pre-Covid norms

Published:  04 July, 2022

According to Kantar, sales are falling at all the major multiples, but it’s not all doom and gloom. During the 12 weeks to 12 June, supermarket sales, including alcohol, groceries and softs, fell 1.9% year on year. Supermarket alcohol sales are also declining, down 12% year on year in the same period.


Perelada unveils new Emporda winery

Published:  23 June, 2022

Perelada, one of the most prestigious and highly regarded wine and Cava producers in Catalunya, has unveiled a new state-of-the-art winery.


Juvé & Camps joins Bibendum

Published:  15 February, 2022

Ultra-premium Cava, Juvé & Camps, has appointed Bibendum Wine as their exclusive distributor in the UK. Juvé & Camps joins Bibendum’s portfolio of sparkling wines from around the world, with the supplier to distribute Juvé & Camps in the on-trade and to independent merchants via Walker & Wodehouse.


Bolney Wine Estate acquired by major international

Published:  17 January, 2022

Sussex-based Bolney Wine Estate has been sold to sparkling wine behemoth Henkell-Freixenet via Freixenet Copestick in the UK.


Freixenet delivers record Cava sales

Published:  21 December, 2021

Spanish giant Freixenet has posted record Cava sales in 2021, retailing more than 100 million bottles worldwide for the first time ever in the firm's 150-year history.


Cava’s 2021 exports surge towards pre-pandemic levels

Published:  17 December, 2021

Global shipments of Spain's signature sparkling wine grew by 16.45% in the first nine months of the year, according to the Cava Consejo Regulador.