Champagne & sparkling
Broadland Wineries is bringing its first sparkling wine and first old world product to the UK in the form of Prosecco Filipetti.
Yorkshire importer and manufacturer CWF has added a rosé Prosecco from Casa Gheller winery to its range, as the UK’s thirst for sparkling wine continues.
Champagne Canard-Duchêne has seen its sales volumes grow 2.54% for the six months to July 2014, shipping almost 1.7 million bottles in that time.
Sparkling wine is the fastest-growing alcohol in Great Britain, with sales up by 15% to £541 million in the past year in the off-trade, according to figures from Kantar Worldpanel.
Marks & Spencer is to produce a new style of pink sparkling wine along with England’s Plumpton College’s top final year wine production student Karen Telford.
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