New Zealand wine brand Te Pa

New Zealand wine exports up, as premium grows in the UK

10 Mar 2015 | By Arabella Mileham

New Zealand’s wine industry has seen exports grow 8.2% in the last year, hitting a record NZ$1.37 billion.


Sparkling Wines

Has the bubble burst on sparkling wine?

25 Mar 2015 | By Arabella Mileham

Online sales of sparkling wines have fallen for the first time, prompting concern that the bubble on sparkling wine may be in danger of bursting.


Beltrán Domecq, president of Consejo Regulador Jerez-Xérès-Sherry

Q&A: Beltrán Domecq of the Consejo Regulador on sherry cocktails and sherry's affinity with food

16 Mar 2015 | Updated: 23 Mar 2015 | By Arabella Mileham

Beltrán Domecq, president of Consejo Regulador de las denominaciones de origen Jerez and Graham Hines, UK director of The Sherry Institute of Spain talk to about sherry, its affinity with food and the growth of sherry-based cocktails.

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 Wines

Has the bubble burst on sparkling wine?

25 Mar 2015 | By Arabella Mileham

Online sales of sparkling wines have fallen for the first time, prompting concern that the bubble on sparkling wine may be in danger of bursting.

Wine by type

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.


Are you breaking the law by serving draught Prosecco?

11 Feb 2015

David Wilkinson, partner and head of IP and Katrina Walter of legal firm Stevens & Bolton LLP analyse the legal implications of on-trade outlets that sell Prosecco on draught.

Claudia Brut 2009, from Domaine Des Dieux, near Hermanus

Roger Jones finds there is much to be impressed by South African sparkling wines

08 Jan 2015 | By Roger Jones

With English Sparkling Wine dominating prestigious wine lists in the UK, it is interesting that we may have forgotten about the quality that South Africa produce, under the Methode Cap Classique category. Slightly confusing they also have a sparkling wine category which is not made in the traditional champenoise method, where C02 is added.

Krug's special limited edition ID case for Christmas

Krug releases three Grande Cuvées in special limited edition ID case Video

24 Nov 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Fans of Krug Champagne can splash out this Christmas on a limited edition special gift box set that includes three bottles of Krug Grande Cuvée each with a different story behind the blend.

Broadlands Wineries

Broadland Wineries imports first old world wine in bottle – Prosecco Filipetti

27 Oct 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Broadland Wineries is bringing its first sparkling wine and first old world product to the UK in the form of Prosecco Filipetti.

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 ...

Pop the bubbles in time for Christmas

Christmas Part 1: How bubbles are trending in the lead up to Christmas Subscription

06 Oct 2014 | By Helen Arnold

A celebration is nothing without a bottle of bubbly and Christmas is no exception. In the UK Prosecco and Cava remain strong, as consumers favour other sparklers over costly Champagne.

Camilla Lunelli is confident Trentodoc can find its niche in the UK

Ferrari's Camilla Lunelli on finding a home for Trentodoc Italian sparkling wine in the UK

12 Sep 2014 | By Anne Krebiehl MW

It was Giulio Ferrari in Trento, the Alpine north of Italy, who pioneered traditional method sparkling wines, or ‘Metodo Classico’, in Italy in 1902. With barely 900 hectares dedicated to sparkling wine production, mostly in mountainous vineyards, the wineries of Trentodoc, as the association is known, have carved out prime position at home.

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