aperol

Aperol celebrates success as sales rocket 800% at Waitrose

31 Oct 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Italian aperitif brand Aperol is gaining a strong foothold in the UK market, as sales of the drink shot up 800% at Waitrose in the last year.

Xavier Gramona is committed to Cava and the region

Xavier Gramona: why he is committed to Cava and putting quality first

15 Oct 2014 | By James Lawrence

Established in 1921 at the heart of Cava’s homeland in Sant Sadurni D’Anoia, Gramona has long held the status of the region’s finest sparkling winemaker. Driven by the belief that top class Cava – both in price and quality – can compete with world class Champagne, Gramona practices extended lees ageing for its wines, in contrast to the industry norms. The house also now closely observes the Champagneois culture of late disgorgement, having released a Bollinger-esq R.D ...

Ted Popov: heads up Accolade's European division

Accolade Wines switches its European division from the UK to Poland

17 Sep 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Accolade Wines is to run its European affairs from a new dedicated office in Warsaw, Poland rather than manage the operation from its UK headquarters.

The strengthening of the UK economy could benefit wine and spirits sales in 2014

English gin grows in western Europe, says Euromonitor

28 Oct 2014 | By Erin Smith

English gin consumption has been dominated primarily by the US, Spain and the UK, but Euromonitor is beginning to see signs of change as the product becomes more popular in Western Europe.

Armagnac Academies expands to China

Armagnac Academies expands to China

29 Oct 2014 | By Erin Smith

French brandy Armagnac is setting its sights on China with the launch of its Armagnac Acadamies there later this month. 

Harvests

Bulk wine market sluggish as 2014 harvest ends, says Ciatti

14 Oct 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

As the 2014 harvest draws to a close, the bulk wine market remains sluggish, with plentiful stocks available in most markets, says the latest report from Ciatti. 

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Glynn Davis: a postcard from Porto

30 Oct 2014 | By Glynn Davis

Glynn Davis sends us a postcard from Porto, where he finds out what else is on offer besides the fortified wine. 

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