Wine

Rock Ferry Wines

No UK range is complete without New Zealand, says Buckingham Schenk

17 May 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

Buckingham Schenk is expanding its international portfolio by adding two New Zealand producers to its repertoire.

Champagne

Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Rosé

Sales are up at Nicolas Feuillatte but export volume down due to a “fiercely competitive” UK market

24 May 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

Top Champagne house Centre Vinicole - Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte (CV-CNF) has released its sales figures for last year which show growth of 2% from 2014 and 2015 – although exports are down.

Fortified

Graham's Vintage Port Bond

Graham’s expands Vintage Port Bond to be available to purchase as an individual bottle

10 May 2016 | By Erin Smith

Symington Family Estates famed port brand Graham’s, will now offer single bottles of vintage port for sale during the year that it is harvested following the success of the Vintage Port Bond case offering last year.

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

Digby Leander Pink NV Strawberry Boater

Digby aims to drive link between wine, sport and entertainment

24 May 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

Digby Fine English is focusing on creating “experiential links” between their customers and their wines as they release their Digby Leander Pink NV into the off-trade for the first time.

Wine by type

Kingscote

Kingscote taking a leaf out of Champagne’s book for first fizz

20 May 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

A Sussex winery is gearing up to launch its first sparkling wine - drawing heavily from France’s most famous sparkling wine region.

Daffy's Gin

Spike in gin and rosé sales at Waitrose as bbq season kicks off

16 May 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

A surprisingly warm early start to May was reflected in an increase in sales of gin (up 15%) and rosé wine (up 39 per cent) at Waitrose.

Simon Robinson

Hattingley’s Simon Robinson steps up to the helm of English Wine Producers

11 May 2016 | By Barnaby Eales

Simon Robinson, owner of Hattingley Vineyards in Hampshire, has been appointed Chairman of marketing organisation the English Wine Producers (EWP).

The Champagne Academy Chairman Philip Amps with academicians from the 2015 course

The Champagne Academy celebrates 60 years and unveils its 2016 course programme

11 May 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

At a dinner at The Lanesborough Hotel in London on Monday, The Champagne Academy celebrated its 60th anniversary and launched the 2016 programme of its annual course trip to Champagne in June.

English Fizz

Analysis: English fizz comes of age Subscription

10 May 2016 | By Andrew Catchpole

English sparkling wine has come of age, with investment, passion and government backing all driving quality.

Dermot Sugrue

Q&A: Dermot Sugrue, Wiston Estate Subscription

10 May 2016 | By Andrew Catchpole

With his Wiston Estate and Sugrue Pierre sparkling wines scooping up accolades and awards, Dermot Sugrue, the Irish-born winemaker is at the forefront of the English fizz scene.

Graham's Vintage Port Bond

Graham’s expands Vintage Port Bond to be available to purchase as an individual bottle

10 May 2016 | By Erin Smith

Symington Family Estates famed port brand Graham’s, will now offer single bottles of vintage port for sale during the year that it is harvested following the success of the Vintage Port Bond case offering last year.

English Wine Producers

English wines shine at annual tasting

10 May 2016 | By Erin Smith

At yesterday’s English Wine Producers trade tasting thirty-five producers exhibited making it the largest tasting for the EWP to date.

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