Big discounts expected on Champagne this Christmas

21 Jul 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Champagne agents expect big discounts at UK supermarkets this Christmas, thanks to weak demand for the sparkling wine in its home country.

Is the party over now?

Total World Cup drinks sales reach £1.1billion despite fading interest in final weeks

18 Jul 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Final drinks sales for the World Cup reveal that overall beers, wines and spirits were up by £15.1 million for the five weeks of the tournament to top £1.1 billion.    

This week

The Week That Was: top news, Q&As and opinion on

18 Jul 2014 | By Erin Smith

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on, we have done a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.

Champagne & Sparkling wine

Summer boosts sales of sparkling wine, says Nielsen

16 Jul 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Fizz has fared well thanks to summer weather, with sales of sparkling wine up 18.9% on last year, according to the latest Nielsen data for the off-trade.

Sparkling wine continues to grow

No sign of slowdown in sparkling wine growth

07 Jul 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Sparkling wine sales are showing no signs of slowing down – volumes rocketed 20% in the second quarter of 2014.

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