Champagne & Sparkling wine

Sparkling wine is success story of 2014, as still wine sales fall, says WSTA report

19 Dec 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Wine sales fell 3% in the off-trade in 2014, and 2% in the on-trade – but sparkling wines are still in the ascendancy, says the latest market report from the Wine & Spirits Trade Association.


Pop the bubbles in time for Christmas

Prosecco dominates festive fizz sales at major retailers

11 Dec 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Sales of Prosecco are fizzing across the major retailers in the run-up to Christmas, with Tesco predicting one in three bottles of sparkling wine sold this year will be the Italian favourite.

Codorniu

Cava brand says 'we are not Champagne, we are Codorniu' in new ad campaign

08 Dec 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Cava producer Codorníu has launched a global ad campaign which emphasises the brand’s suitability for all occasions and its differences to Champagne - “we’re not big on formalities, we prefer hugs and kisses” - in time for Christmas.

Champagne

Christmas Report: Champagne still a staple at any Christmas table Subscription

05 Dec 2014 | By Anne Krebiehl MW

When it comes to celebrating in the Champagne category it pays to have a story, to be different and to stand out from the competition.

Kilchoman

Pol Roger Portfolio to distribute Kilchoman whiskies

01 Dec 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Islay distillery Kilchoman has signed a deal with the family-run Pol Roger Champagne to distribute its range of single malt whiskies.

The craft beer trends in the US

Matthew Gaughan on what the UK can learn from the rise of craft beers in the US

16 Dec 2014 | By Matthew Gaughan

As in the UK, the beer scene in the US has been transformed over the last 20 years. As mainstream lagers have got blander and colder, craft breweries have sprung up around the country to be greeted by an enthusiastic and increasingly knowledgeable set of drinkers.  

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