The Oenophiliac

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Press Release: UK’s Henners Multi-Vintage Wine Concept Launched


Henners, the sparkling wine producer based near Herstmonceaux in East Sussex, has just announced a new concept for English sparkling wine that will in time form a major part of … Continue reading

February 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

Press Release: A first for Yorkshire as Leventhorpe Vineyard releases new sparkling Rosé, England.


Yorkshire’s longest established vineyard, Leventhorpe, near Leeds, has just launched its first rosé sparkling wine – the first produced in Yorkshire – to celebrate the end of a successful year … Continue reading

December 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

Press Release – UK wine harvest is underway and despite a challenging year quality is promised


Despite the news that one of England’s major sparkling wine producers has made the decision not to harvest this year, all other leading English wine producers are now harvesting, and … Continue reading

October 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

5M BOTTLES OF ENGLISH FIZZ TO BE SOLD BY 2015


Sales of English sparkling wine in the UK are set to hit 5 million bottles by 2015, according to Ridgeview winemaker Charlie Holland. Ridgeview “It’s a nervous and exciting time … Continue reading

May 24, 2012 · 3 Comments

Press Release. Experience Card – Upperton Vineyard Tours


Upperton Vineyard Tours & Afternoon Teas The English wine industry is booming, with more vineyards in this country than ever before. Andy Rogers from Upperton Vineyards explains why, and outlines … Continue reading

May 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

THE APPRENTICE DOES ‘ENGLISH SPARKLING WINE.’ GOD HELP US!


Wine is hard enough for the professionals. To hand it over as an exercise for a bunch of ‘executive’ wannabe’s on national TV is beyond a joke! So how will … Continue reading

May 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Nyetimber redesign aims to convert Champagne drinkers


Nyetimber has redesigned its packaging with the aim of inspiring Champagne drinkers to choose English sparkling wines over French. New bottles for its Classic cuvee, blanc de blancs and rosé … Continue reading

April 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

English Malbec ‘Impossible to buy’


Chapel Down’s collaboration with Wines of Argentina can’t be called a wine and is not allowed to be sold. The cross-continent venture hit EU red tape and although the ‘wine’ has an official … Continue reading

April 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Major new Sussex wine estate starts planting


A former hedge fund manager is setting out to plant what will one of the largest vineyards in England, in the South Downs in East Sussex. Located within a few … Continue reading

March 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Champagne House makes own English sparkling wine


The owner of an established Grand Cru Champagne House has ventured this side of the Channel to produce his own sparkling wine from English grapes. Didier Pierson, owner of the … Continue reading

February 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

UK consumer trading up on price and down on abv


The UK consumer is spending more per bottle and increasingly requesting lower alcohol wines, according to the first Wine Intelligence UK Independent Retailer Report. UK independent wine sector has reported … Continue reading

February 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

UK drinkers favour English sparkling over Champagne, says report


Regular consumers of sparkling wine in the UK would rather drink English sparkling wine than Champagne, says a new report. The nation’s domestic bubbly is enjoying ‘phenomenal’ growth and rapidly … Continue reading

December 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

English sparkling on cusp of popularity


English sparkling wine is set to become a mainstream drink of choice, according to new report that shows over half of sparkling wine drinkers in the UK have tried sparkling … Continue reading

December 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

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