UK retailers enjoyed soaring sales of Champagne and sparkling wine as the country basked in warm weather during the four weeks to September 5.

English sparkling wine producer Black Chalk has announced plans to set up an office in Tokyo as it bids to crack the Japanese market.

The Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG produced and sold a record 92 million bottles in 2019 after enjoying a large harvest the previous year.

A leading English sparkling wine producer has predicted that the county’s production levels will double in the next decade.

English sparkling wine producer Nyetimber expects to increase its production capacity by 220,000 bottles per year after expanding into Kent.

With the term ‘sparkling’ gaining credence in wines from England, Canada and Spain, champagne can’t afford to rest on its laurels. Jamie Goode reports

English sparkling wine brand Nyetimber has announced the launch of its second Tillington Single Vineyard vintage. 

The Simpsons Wine Estate is starting on ‘phase two’ of its sparkling wine development by preparing its second vineyard site for plantation in mid May. 

Kingsland Drinks has this week unveiled its carbonation line, making it the ‘first UK bottler company to sparkle wine’.

Champagne Pol Roger has arranged a cricket match between Champagne and  English sparkling wine.

The UK alcohol market has returned to growth following years of continuous decline, according to the latest WSTA market report. 

The Queen will name the new P&O Cruises vessel Britannia in Southampton, on Tuesday (March 10) with English sparkling wine from Wiston Estate.

Sparkling wine consumption in the US is growing, according to a new report from Wine Intelligence.

A methuselah of Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs 2004 - estimated at £5,000-£10,000 - is to be auctioned at Bonhams, London on September 11, in aid of the Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation. 

The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships has announced its medal results of the 2014 competition.

The face of sparkling wine could change as global warming takes hold. Hamish Smith investigates

The Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Docg consortium has launched its website in Chinese.

The Comite Champagne, the generic body for Champagne producers, has announced today (March 13) that the world exports have risen 3.4% by value, despite a 4 million drop in shipped bottles.

Maison Ruinart, which claims to be the oldest champagne house (established in 1729), has announce the launch of the latest vintage of its prestige cuvée Dom Ruinart Rosé 1998 to the UK market.

The boutique sparkling wine producer, Herbert Hall Wines, has been selected to make an English Sparkling Wine Cuvée for The Prince of Wales’s Highgrove brand.

Sparkling wine

01 November, 2012

Susanne Stauß takes a closer look at the global sparkling wine market

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association says gin and sparkling wine sales increased in the UK during the run up to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

on 17 May, 2012

Hands up who was watching The Apprentice last night on BBC?  The teams had to promote awareness of English sparkling wine.

English sparkling wine Nyetimber has revamped its packaging in time for the UK’s summer of celebrations.

Sparkling sparkles in US

09 January, 2012

US consumption of imported sparkling wine will reach new heights in 2012 due to the increased penetration of prosecco and cava, says Wine Intelligence. 

Rémy Cointreau has completed the sale of all the shares in Piper-Heidsieck-Compagnie Champenoise to the EPI Group (Européenne de Participations Industrielles).

Brazilians are increasingly turning to wine as their beverage of choice, according to consumer research published by Wine Intelligence.

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