Wine

Autumn Red

Gallo's Autumn Red wine to appeal to younger consumers and white wine drinkers

20 Nov 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Gallo Family Vineyards has added the “smooth and soft” Autumn Red wine, which tastes of blackberry and caramel, to its portfolio, alongside a marketing campaign with chef and forager Caroline Davey.

Champagne

Champagne Jayne, aka Jayne Powell is in legal dispute with the Comite Champagne

Champagne Jayne supporters launch fundraising effort to pay legal fees

25 Feb 2015 | By Richard Siddle

  Supporters of Jayne Powell, better known as Champagne Jayne, have started a fundraising effort to help pay her legal fees in her on-going legal dispute with the Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC).

Fortified

Chris Blandy: Madeira runs in the family for seven generations

Chris Blandy: big changes afoot in Madeira as premium wines gain traction

23 Oct 2014 | By Anne Krebiehl MW

Changes are afoot in Madeira: it is shifting towards the premium end and its tourism potential is growing, says Chris Blandy, owner of Blandy’s Madeira Wine Company.

Lighter style

Keep light

Lower-alcohol wine: Time to look on the light side? Subscription

19 Apr 2013 | Updated: 31 May 2013

Whether consumers are buying low-alcohol wine to reduce their alcohol or calorie intake, or to cut down…

Sparkling

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.

Wine by type

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.

Champagne & Sparkling wine

Circle 360 plans to expand its shopping centre Champagne bar concept to up to 20 UK sites

05 Aug 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Champagne and cocktail bar concept Circle 360 is planning to have 15 to 20 UK sites by the end of 2015, with its first international outlets also in the pipeline.

Sherry

Sherry gains popularity in the US with younger drinkers

25 Jun 2014 | By Katherine Canfield

  Sherry consumption is on the rise among young people in the US and has potential for continued growth in the on-trade, according to industry professionals at the Sherryfest West event in San Francisco last week.

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