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).

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.

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.

1914 Moet Chandon

Moet launches pop-up Champagne academy in London

19 Feb 2015 | By Gemma McKenna

Moët & Chandon is launching a pop-up Champagne school on London’s Southbank in order to show consumers how the premium French fizz differs from other sparkling wines.


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.

Money, crowdfunding

Crowdfunding: A saviour or white whale for the wine sector?

17 Feb 2015 | By Damien Wilson, Arvind Ashta

Who in the world doesn’t love a party? And what party doesn’t need a crowd? And what an amazing crowd it is to be giving away money rather than protesting on the streets to get it. Welcome to the world of crowdfunding. Now, where is my glass of wine for this party?

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