Champagne & sparkling
Champagne shipments grew 1% by volume in 2014, with sales expected to exceed 307 million bottles and hit €4.5 billion.
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.
English sparkling wine producer Coates & Seely has switched its UK distribution from Liberty Wines to Gonzalez Byass.
On-trade drinks supplier Matthew Clark says December was its most successful month ever as sales broke the £100 million mark, as customers plumped for top-end wines and Champagnes.
Nielsen has confirmed that sparkling wine and the main spirits categories were the big winners during Christmas 2014.
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