Wine

Sparkling Shiraz

Sparkling reds are the next big thing, Ocado predicts

30 Jul 2015 | By Mathew Lyons

Sales of sparkling red wine are rocketing, according to leading online retailer Ocado.

Champagne

Champagne Gosset

Gosset and Frapin leave McKinley Vintners for Louis Latour Agencies

04 Aug 2015 | By Mathew Lyons

Louis Latour Agencies has poached both Champagne Gosset and Cognac Frapin from McKinley Vintners. The two prestigious brands – both owned by family group Renaud Cointreau – joined the Latour portfolio on 1 August 2015.

Fortified

Bompas & Parr walk-in cocktail 2015

Forecast for the next six months at London's Borough Market: cloudy with a chance of Buckfast

15 Jul 2015 | By Nigel Huddleston

Self-styled culinary researcher and contemporary food designer Bompas & Parr has created a walk-in cloud of breathable cocktail which will go on display to the public in London at the end of this month.

Lighter style

Villa Maria launches lighter-style range into UK market

Villa Maria launches lighter alcohol wine range

10 Mar 2015 | By Arabella Mileham

New Zealand winery Villa Maria is set to launch a lower abv wine range into the UK off-trade.

Sparkling

Sparkling Shiraz

Sparkling reds are the next big thing, Ocado predicts

30 Jul 2015 | By Mathew Lyons

Sales of sparkling red wine are rocketing, according to leading online retailer Ocado.

Wine by type

Sake

Analysis: Anna Greenhous asks why competitions are boosting sake’s image Subscription

21 Jul 2015 | By Anna Greenhous

Sake’s popularity is growing apace. Anna Greenhous take a look at how understanding of the category is changing with the help of international competitions

Sake glass

International Wine Challenge 2015 Sake Competition Winners

20 Jul 2015

Nearly 900 sakes battled it out for medals at this year’s International Wine Challenge 2015.  Congratulations to all the winners for a fantastic year in a category that continues to expand. Champion Sake Award of 2015 sponsored by Japan Airlines:  Homare Sake Brewery Aizu Homare Banshu Yamadanishiki Junmai Daiginjo.

Oddbins

Oddbins begins search for the nation's top amateur wine taster

22 Jun 2015 | By Nigel Huddleston

Oddbins has begun its search to find its amateur wine taster of 2015.

Prosecco

Prosecco DOC Consortium says ‘there will not be a shortage’ of Prosecco this year

09 Jun 2015 | By Erin Smith

The Prosecco DOC Consortium has responded to recent reports of the potential shortage of Prosecco saying “that there will not be a shortage of Prosecco in the coming months.”

Wimbledon Lanson

Champagne Lanson to release its annual limited edition ‘Wimbledon’ bottle

05 Jun 2015 | By Erin Smith

Champagne Lanson is set to release what has become a bit of a tradition - it’s annual limited edition Wimbledon bottle.

Bar 44 founders Tom and Owen Morgan

Welsh tapas bar launches own label Spanish-style beer as it opens third restaurant

04 Jun 2015 | By Arabella Mileham

Welsh-based tapas restaurant and sherry bar, Bar 44 is launching an own label Spanish-style pale ale, as it opens it third restaurant in Cardiff.

Symington's have opened the Qunita do Bomfirm visitors centre

Port family opens new visitor attraction in Douro

26 May 2015 | By Arabella Mileham

Port family Symingtons has opened a visitor center in the Douro, which it is aiming to become a destination for tourists to Portugal.

Prosecco

Consumer perception of Prosecco is improving, according to new Wine Intelligence report

19 May 2015 | By Erin Smith

According to a new Wine Intelligence report released today, 95% of consumers that drink Prosecco see it as ‘very good or good value for money.’

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