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The life aquatic for English wine

Published:  13 May, 2021

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Cavas de Guarda Superior to be 100% organic by 2025

Published:  28 April, 2021

The Consejo Regulador de la Denominación de Origen Protegida Cava (DO Cava) has announced that the production of Cavas de Guarda Superior will be 100% organic by 2025. 

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Q&A: Charlie Holland, Gusbourne

Published:  13 April, 2021

From the ‘baptism of fire’ of his first, unexpected vintage in Australia, to heading up one of England’s top wine estates, Charlie Holland, head winemaker and CEO at Gusbourne, fills Andrew Catchpole in on the story so far.

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Bollinger acquires Ponzi Vineyards

Published:  08 April, 2021

The Bollinger family, owners of Champagne Bollinger and four other French estates, has announced it is acquiring Oregon’s Ponzi Vineyards.

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Ruinart dedicates historic vineyard to biodiversity project

Published:  07 April, 2021

LVMH brand Champagne Ruinart is furthering its commitment to nurturing biodiversity in the Champagne region by switching over its 40ha historic Taissy vineyard to a biodiversity pilot project in tandem with Reforest’Action.

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BWS sales growth slows on lockdown anniversary

Published:  30 March, 2021

Alcohol sales continued to grow in March in the grocery sector boosted by lockdown but this is likely to change as the on-trade reopens, Kantar has predicted. 

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Champagne Gosset Matchmakers 2021 open for entries

Published:  22 March, 2021

Champagne Gosset is once again reaching out to chefs and sommeliers to take part in its annual Matchmakers competition and be in with a chance of winning an all expenses paid trip to its estate.

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Prosecco announces sustained production and sales

Published:  08 March, 2021

Consorzio of Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG has announced sustained production and sales in 2020 in spite of the challenges brought on by Covid-19.

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Ferrari Trento named official sparkling Formula 1 wine

Published:  02 March, 2021

Ferrari Trento has been named the official sparkling wine of Formula 1 motor racing.

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Soaring demand for rosé and exports at Nyetimber

Published:  15 February, 2021

Nyetimber has reported a major spike in demand for rosé in 2020 from their south east England vineyards, despite the loss of social drinking occasions often associated with pink wines.

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Rathfinny joins Liberty portfolio

Published:  25 January, 2021

Sussex-based producer Rathfinny has appointed Liberty Wines as its sole agent in the UK and Ireland.

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Rosé Prosecco launch boosts overall Prosecco growth

Published:  19 January, 2021

The Prosecco DOC Consortium has reported 2.8% volume growth for 2020 compared to the certified volumes recorded the previous year. 

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Cheer from Chapel Down as sales hit one million bottles

Published:  25 November, 2020

Kent-based Chapel Down has hit a new high, with 2020 sales passing the one million bottle mark in October this year.

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Roederer completes organic conversion

Published:  13 November, 2020

Champagne Louis Roederer has joined the growing global club of big name producers that have completed conversion to organic certification.

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Q&A: Mark Driver, Rathfinny Wine Estate

Published:  10 November, 2020

As the 2020 vintage came in, Rathfinny owner Mark Driver spoke with Andrew Catchpole about the challenges of flexing the business in a remarkable year

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Sussex winery launches with two vintages

Published:  03 November, 2020

New boutique Sussex vineyard Artelium has launched with two sparkling vintages created by winemaker Dermot Sugrue.

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Prosecco gets go ahead for rosé exports

Published:  03 November, 2020

Prosecco DOC has been given the green light by the EU to export rosé.

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Aldi claims supermarket first with Prosecco rosé launch

Published:  29 October, 2020

Aldi is gearing up to launch a Prosecco rosé, a move the retailer claims will make it the first supermarket to sell the pink bubbles.   

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I Heart Prosecco rosé launches

Published:  19 October, 2020

Freixenet Copestick has expanded the sparkling side of its I Heart portfolio with a Prosecco rosé and a limited edition festive Prosecco. 

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Wine GB launches industry hallmark for classic method wines

Published:  15 October, 2020

Wine GB has announced its first ever collective campaign for producers in England and Wales, including a hallmark to help to differentiate English and Welsh PDO sparkling wines made using the “time and craft-intensive classic method”.

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