Interviews and News from Champagne & Sparkling
UK Wine Show 54 Tony Jordon CEO of Green Point
This week we feature Tony Jordon the CEO of Green Point Australia on the recent release of their entire sparkling range under crown seal.
UK Wine Show 12 Pieter Ferreira from Graham Beck wines on winemaking in South Africa part 2
Pieter Ferreira, winemaker at Graham Beck, tastes three wines with us and explains how they are made. Find out why he makes sparkling wines in barrels and how he prefers his barrels burnt on the inside to a medium toast!
Anna Lopez Lidon of Gramona on Cava
Anna Lopez Lidon is the export manager at Gramona, a Cava producer in Penedes, Spain. We discuss how Cava is produced, the dosage and the debate over international vs local grape varieties.
UK Wine Show 135 Josep Baujan on Cava and Yeast
Josep Baujan is technical director of Freixenet, the world-leading Cava and sparkling wine producer. In the second part of our interview we talk to Josep about yeast selection in Cava.
UK Wine Show 210 Mike Roberts of Ridgeview Estate on the Merret brand
Mike Roberts of Ridgeview Estate talks to us about his ambitions to create an accreditation for top quality English sparkling wine.
Montana brand replaced by Brancott Estate
The name Montana is to be replaced with Brancott Estate and a new wine style is to be trialled in 2011.
BA adds English sparkler in 1st class
British Airways first airline to offer an English sparkling wine to its airline customers
Russia launches first sparkling wine in the UK
Russia's first sparkling wine Abrau-Durso has arrived in the UK to be test-marketed via distributor Berkmann Wine Cellars.
Fizz put into Sauvignon Blanc
Brancott Estate launch sparkling Sauvignon Blanc.
Camel Valley on top of the world at International wine competition
Camel Valley Pinot Rose awarded the International Sparkling Rose Trophy.
The great English plant up is underway in southern England
New Sussex vineyard aims to produce 1 million bottles of sparkling wine a year.
Sparkling wine from across the world makes a splash in the UK
Sparkling wine sales are outperforming Champagne in the off trade.
Sparkling wines, are they going screw cap?
Guala launches sparkling wine screw cap closure to keep your fizz fizzier longer.
Australia has best growing season in decades while Champagne has one of the worst
Australia is set to benefit from the best growing conditions in the past twenty years but Champagne has seen the worst growing season in decades.
Former Tory jumps on English fizz bandwagon
Lord Ashcroft Controversial former Conservative Party deputy chairman is to invest in UK vineyard.
White Rum replaces Champagne in average shopping basket
Office of National Statistics deems white rum to be in an average shopping basket but Champagne is no longer
12 year study reveals number of bubbles in Champagne
French scientist finds formula to work out number of bubbles in Champagne
Bit more pop than expected!
Exploding prosecco recalled in the US
More Sparkle in the UK
Uplift of fizz sales in the UK driven by Prosecco
Austria introduces sparkling wine tiers
3 tier quality structure introduced to Austrian Sparkling wines
Top level tier announced for Cava
New single source vineyard guarantee for Cava will be introduced in the sprng.
Bubbly Made In India
French wine and spirits house marketing Indian bubbly
Christmas news and wine
What's going on this Christmas with wine?
Drappier makes 'extreme' Champagne using single varietal Pinot Gris
Champagne producer Michel Drappier has made the first vintage of Pinot Gris Champagne at his property in the Aube.
Vive Le English Sparkling Wine!
English Sparkling Wine beats Champagne in blind tasting
New Spanish Sparkling Wine
Torres reject Cava DO for their sparkling wine
Chambong latest drinking fad?
New champagne vessels launched
Christmas Trading Results
Sparkling wine boosts most retailers Christmas trade
Queens makes her own Fizz
2nd batch of Queens Sparkling Wine eagerly awaited
Blue wine, now blue fizz, but you’ll have to look fast
Scientist discovers blue cloud of gas escaping Champagne bottle when opened at a warmer temperature.
Champagne house Pommery first to release English Fizz!
Vranken Pommery Monopole launches English Fizz grown and made for them by Hampshire wine producer Hattingley Valley.
Top German producers introduce a new classification system for top end sparkling wines.
Germany's Verband Deutscher Prädikats (VDP) producers launch a new sparkling wine classification.
Coravin unveils its new sparkling wine preservation system
For some time, Coravin has been a leading method of tasting still wines from the same bottle over a period of months. Now they have launched their new sparkling wine system.
Russia forces Champagnes to be re-labelled Sparkling wine in Russia
The recent Russian law has left Champagne companies flat and banned them from using the term Russian word for Champagne, shampanskoye.
Champagne 2021 vintage looks tough
The weather in 2021 has simply not played ball with French producers. The Champagne region was hit badly by frost, hail and persistent mildew as well as spring rain which has resulted in yields expected to be down by 45%.
The Queen launches sparkling wine for Platinum Jubilee
The Queen has launched a sparkling wine in celebration of her platinum Jubilee, the sparkling wine is made from grapes sourced from Kent and West Sussex.
Chapel Down to sponsor English Cricket
Chapel Down hopes to add some fizz to the English Cricket team.
Plastic for English fizz?
UK government wants to allow plastic bottles for sparkling wines as part of the Brexit boost