Some of the English sparkling wines taking part in the New Zealand challenge

England and New Zealand sparkling wines go head to head in a "Battle of the Bubbles"

23 Feb 2015 | By Arabella Mileham

Competition between English and New Zealand sparkling wine came to a head last week as the two countries tied in a blind-tasting organised to coincide with the Cricket World Cup.

Some of the English sparkling wines taking part in the New Zealand challenge

Roger Jones sees England win on home soil in Battle of Bubbles with New Zealand

20 Feb 2015 | By Roger Jones

After a draw in New Zealand 12 hours earlier, a challenge yesterday afternoon to see whether English sparkling wine would win against New Zealand on home ground resounded in a clear victory for the home team, although technically as it was held at New Zealand House, it was not quite home soil.

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UK wine industry backs calls for alcohol duty cut

16 Feb 2015 | By Gemma McKenna

The UK’s growing wine industry has called for the Chancellor to cut the high rate of alcohol duty rate by 2% in the upcoming Budget.

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Spain country report

Spain Country Report 2014

03 Sep 2014 | Updated: 03 Sep 2014 | By Subscriptions

Spanish wines are becoming increasingly popular across all channels of the trade and at all price points. Make sure you keep up to date with the latest trends, regions, varieties, including what key buyers across the UK wine trade think will happen to the Spanish wine category in the next year by reading this special Harpers Country report. 

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