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Press Release: English Fizz Goes to Franciacorta


On 15th October, international sparkling wine and Champagne expert Tom Stevenson presented the first ever tutored tasting of 10 English Sparkling Wines to a packed audience of Franciacorta producers, Italian sommeliers and specialist wine press.  … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Press Release: Wines from all sectors of the UK wine industry are crowned winners in national competition


The results of this year’s UK annual competition – The English & Welsh Wine of the Year Competition – have unveiled award winners from a wide range of producers from … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Press Release: Canadian wineries return to the UK for trade and press tasting


Canadian wineries from Wine Country Ontario, British Columbia and Nova Scotia will return to the UK for a trade and press tasting at Canada House, Trafalgar Square on Thursday 16th May. The … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

Press Release: English Wines to make their début at ProWein 2013


2013 sparks a new move for English Wine Producers (EWP), who will be exhibiting at ProWein for the first time, bringing a new focus on wine markets outside of the … Continue reading

February 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

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 – The Best of English wine on show at Best of Britannia this weekend


English wines will be out in force at a stylish new consumer show – Best of Britannia – taking place this weekend. The best of British fashion, design and manufacture will be … Continue reading

October 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Taylors/Wakefield releases screwcap fizz


Clare Valley wine producer Taylors has put part of its first sparkling wine release under screwcap after trials found no loss of freshness or fizz. Taylors – known as Wakefield in the UK … Continue reading

August 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Sparkling sales to overtake Champagne


The UK will apparently spend some £690 million on Champagne this year, down from £1bn in 2007, while sales of sparkling wine will hit £720m – up from £465m over … Continue reading

July 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Freixenet in Retro Festival link-up


Freixenet UK is sponsoring the Freixenet Scarlett Ballroom, one of the live stages at the Retro Festival in Berkshire. The activity is part of the sparkling wine’s VIP marketing campaign, … Continue reading

July 12, 2012 · 2 Comments

English wine harvest ‘not looking good’, say winemakers


As England continues to suffer the wettest early summer since records began, winemakers are beginning to wonder if they are going to have any grapes to harvest at all. England: … Continue reading

July 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Harpers Industry Blog: I go behind the scenes at Cordoniu’s Barcelona Supper Club


Got an email the other morning, would I be interested in covering a food & wine event in London? I’d get the chance to learn about Spanish cooking, do a … Continue reading

June 23, 2012 · 3 Comments

England’s Bacchus gives Loire and NZ wines a run for their money


England’s Bacchus grape could give Loire and New Zealand wines a run for their money, according to the chair of this year’s English and Welsh Wine Awards. From the 263 … Continue reading

June 21, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Glass Half Full-Winecast : Ep2. Beaujolais Trip. Oyster Bay Fizz Review. News Briefs.


The Glass Half Full Episode 2 A run down on my recent Beaujolais Trip with Harpers/Inter-Beaujolais I review Oyster Bay Sparkling Wine News briefs – Recent events in wine news … Continue reading

February 22, 2012 · Leave a comment
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