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Taste Canada 2024: Beyond Icewine

Published:  17 May, 2024

Canada continued to make its case for a growing number of styles this week, including an assortment of sparkling and still wine from British Columbia, Ontario and Nova Scotia, proving that it is far more than its most famous export.


DO Cava announces all-time record sales for 2023

Published:  25 March, 2024

Spanish DO Cava has announced all-time record sales figures for 2023, led by a notable increase in the domestic market.


Bibendum & Campari shake on Champagne partnership

Published:  23 February, 2024

Bibendum and Campari have teamed up to give a fresh boost to Champagne Lallier, with the Campari-owned house now joining the on-trade distribution’s portfolio of premium brands.


Loire rebrand aims for modernisation

Published:  19 February, 2024

InterLoire has announced the launch of a new collective identity for its wines as part of a move to update the region’s branding.


BWS Christmas sales down for UK multiples

Published:  11 January, 2024

Despite record spend on groceries during Christmas in UK supermarkets, sales of beer, wine and spirits were all in decline over the same period.


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.


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.


Trentodoc welcomes its first Champagne 'émigré'

Published:  16 June, 2023

Cyril Brun has become the first French national to take up residence at a Trentodoc winery, accepting the position of technical director at Ferrari Trento.


Sparkling wine resilient as global market faces overall decline

Published:  07 June, 2023

OIV director general Pau Roca Blasco has presented an overview of the global wine market in 2022, delivered at the 44th World Congress of Vine and Wine taking place in Cadiz this week.


Danbury Ridge shows eastern promise

Published:  21 February, 2023

Essex clays are poised to lead the charge of quality English still wine. Andrew Catchpole reports from Crouch Valley’s Danbury Ridge.


Nyetimber predicts record-breaking UK sparkling crop in 2022

Published:  26 September, 2022

Sparkling wine brand Nyetimber is poised to harvest a record area of vines – 325 hectares – to produce well over one million bottles of fizz from vintage 2022.


Pop a cork for English Wine Week

Published:  17 June, 2022

The annual English Wine Week celebration returns tomorrow with a fully-fledged programme of events from 18-26 June.


Sussex PDO approved ahead of English Wine Week

Published:  15 June, 2022

The march of English sparkling wine continued this week with the formal approval of a Sussex PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) by DEFRA minister Victoria Prentis.


Fizz and cocktails set to pop this Jubilee weekend as the less-but-better trend continues

Published:  31 May, 2022

Brits drink less alcohol than they did during the past two Jubilee celebrations – a trend which is likely to carry over this weekend as party planners fill shelves and ice boxes. However, wine and spirits have a greater share of that pie, as the two categories steal a march from the once all-powerful beer category.


Alcohol improves on pre-pandemic growth in multiples

Published:  29 April, 2022

Inflation and price squeezes have impacted sales of FMCG products in the multiples over the past 12 weeks, including alcohol. However, in actual terms, alcohol is still a more profitable sector than pre-pandemic.


Chapel Down announces new cricket partnership

Published:  06 April, 2022

UK wine brand Chapel Down has been welcomed into the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) as its official sparkling wine.


Dermot Sugrue steps down as head winemaker at Wiston Estate

Published:  18 March, 2022

It is the end of an era at Wiston Estate following the announcement that Dermot Sugrue will be stepping down as head winemaker after 16 years with the estate.


Nyetimber announces record year as estate leads the way for English sparkling

Published:  14 February, 2022

The UK’s leading English sparkling wine brand, Nyetimber, enjoyed a record year in 2021 in both sales and production. Following its largest ever harvest, Nyetimber’s UK sales increased by 55% on the previous year. Situated in the south of England, the 30-year-old winemakers saw sales in Europe grow by a whopping 89%.


Dramatic rise in Franciacorta sales

Published:  09 February, 2022

Italy's premier traditional method fizz saw encouraging sales growth in 2021, jumping beyond pre-pandemic levels to a record 20.3 million bottles.


Prosecco Consortium ramps up sustainable initiatives

Published:  07 February, 2022

The Prosecco DOC Consortium has announced a series of ongoing and new projects to address key sustainability issues, in addition to a renewed focus on terroir zoning and encouraging biodiversity.