Sparkling Wine News

What’s my Crémant going to taste like?

Big thing about sparkling wine, and the taste you’ll get is how it’s made.  If you know how it’s made you’re well over half the battle of what to expect. I did a blog (feels like ages ago now) about the different methods used to make sparkling wines.  Crémant, along with Champagne and Cava, uses the traditional method. This…

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What goes into Crémant?

Crémant is made across France.  The different kinds of Crémant are all based on the region it’s made in. In most cases, if it is made, it’s made to be good.  The chances of getting a really unbalanced wine (with maybe too much alcohol, or too little acidity) are pretty low. Producers tend to put decent effort…

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What exactly is Crémant?

I’ve had a multitude of wine shop owners and drinkers get in touch by email, twitter, etc. saying how much they love Crémant, and how annoying they find it that no-one in the UK buys it. Well to a point I guess that’s because most people don’t know what it is.  Which is fair enough. Put simply, Crémant is a…

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Innovative Prosecco brand ‘ORA’ launches in the UK

ORA, an exciting new Prosecco brand launched onto the UK market this week. The result of a partnership between a winery and a creative company, ORA delivers high quality wine together with innovative and dynamic brand marketing is poised to become a big player in the UK’s Prosecco market. The ORA winery is based in…

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English Wine Producers launches new branding for English Wine Week 2014

English Wine Producers launches new branding for English Wine Week 2014

English Wine Producers (EWP) has launched new branding for this year’s English Wine Week which takes place from 24th May to 1st June across the UK. Amphora Design has created a striking new logo featuring a wine glass, vine tendrils and a classic red rose to complement the EWP branding. The new logo, which evokes the many aspects of English Wine Week, is…

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Champagne sales fizzle as Prosecco popularity bubbles

Champagne sales fizzle as Prosecco popularity bubbles

The UK champagne market has lost its fizz, according to the latest figures from the region. Rival sparkling wine Italian prosecco has been growing in popularity as people choose a cheaper alternative to champagne. The sparkling wine category, which includes champagne, is ahead of all other wine categories with world sales up by six million…

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Award-winning Furleigh Estate provides wine for the ‘Worst Wedding Ever’

Dorset-based vineyard and winery Furleigh Estate has sold its award-winning sparkling rosé wine to playwright, TV writer and producer, Chris Chibnall. Chibnall, the creator of popular ITV series Broadchurch, which is set in West Dorset close to Furleigh Estate, bought 30 limited edition bottles of wine on the opening night of his major new stage…

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Furleigh Estate Sparkling Wine launched at Duty Free shops

Award-winning Dorset wine is launched at national airport Duty Free shops and the Eurotunnel. Dorset-based vineyard and winery Furleigh Estate, has introduced its multi-award-winning wine to the World Duty Free shops at Gatwick, Heathrow, Southampton and Jersey airports and the Eurotunnel. The shops stock the Estate’s new 2010 release of Blanc de Noirs, a successor…

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Celebrate with Crémant

I’m trying to work out what we’re celebrating this week.  This is our first bubbly of the year, so there’s got to be some kind of celebration happening surely?  Well Ant and I did actually meet in person last week, and spent some good time chatting about all things wine.  That’s worth celebrating, right? First thing’s first: Crémant is…

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