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 & Sparkling wine

Champagne celebrates return to growth as sales hit €4.5 billion

21 Jan 2015 | By Gemma McKenna

Champagne shipments grew 1% by volume in 2014, with sales expected to exceed 307 million bottles and hit €4.5 billion.


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…


Heidseick Monopole

Heidsieck Monopole Champagne signs 3-year deal to sponsor Hyde Park concerts

20 Jan 2015 | By Gemma McKenna

Champagne brand Heidsieck Monopole has signed a deal to become the official Champagne partner for the Hyde Park summer series of concerts for the next three years.

Wine by type

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 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.

Franciacorta wines are looking to raise awareness of the region's wines as an alternative to Champagne in the UK

Franciacorta producers look to include old Italian indigenous variety to production process

16 Jun 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Producers of Franciacorta, the premium Italian sparkling wine, may soon have to make it with an old indigenous grape variety if changes to the production process are approved. 

Gewürztraminer pairs well with several different foods.

Jason Wilson on falling back in love with Gewürztraminer

30 May 2014 | By Jason Wilson

The Boozehound draws a parallel between a buddy from Jersey, a Diva and Gewürztraminer

My Sherry Amour

Why UK bars, restaurants and retailers are putting their faith in sherry in the UK Subscription

04 Apr 2014 | By Douglas Blyde

Value, quality, style: sherry has it all. But can it sustain its recent renaissance? Douglas Blyde asks ten of the UK’s leading sherry lovers what the future has in store

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