Tag Archives: Sparkling wine

• Global Prosecco shortage could hit this summer!

Global Prosecco shortage could hit this summer!

With the global thirst for Prosecco showing no sign of slowing, stocks of the Italian sparkler could dry up by the summer one leading producer has warned. Speaking to the drinks business during the London Wine Fair this week, Roberto Cremonese, export manager of Bisol said: “Last year’s harvest was very poor, and down by up […]

• Top 10 Underrated Red Wine Grape Varieties

Top 10 Underrated Red Wine Grape Varieties

As the encyclopaedic Wine Grapes reminds us, there are a staggering 1,368 wine grape varieties currently identified on this planet, with scope for still more to be discovered; yet only a handful have made it into the mainstream. One might argue that from a marketing perspective the wine world is already impossibly fragmented, so why […]

• How does Champagne really mature? Here’s a little summary

How does Champagne really mature? Here’s a little summary

The majority of Dom Pérignon consumers have no understanding of the Champagne maturation process, according to the prestige cuvée’s winemaker Vincent Chaperon. Speaking yesterday at the first UK showing of P2-1998 ­– the new name for Dom Pérignon’s late-release Champagne – Chaperon said that 95% of people who buy the brand don’t have any idea […]

• Global Prosecco Sales Overtake Champagne

Global Prosecco Sales Overtake Champagne

Global sales of Prosecco have overtaken Champagne, as the insatiable worldwide thirst for the Italian sparkler shows no sign of abating. As reported by The Independent, according to figures released by the Italian Sparkling Wine Observatory (OVSE) last Friday, Prosecco sales edged ahead of Champagne sales in 2013. The Italian sparkler shifted 307 million bottles […]

• Researchers find way to determine if that bottle of unopened champagne is still good

Researchers find way to determine if that bottle of unopened champagne is still good

In the rare case that you have a bottle of unopened bubbly leftover from New Year’s Eve, you have no way to tell if it’ll stay good until you pop the cork and taste it at your next celebration. But scientists are reporting a precise new way for wineries – and their customers – to […]

• You’re Invited To Meet Michelle Sparkling Wine At Blo BH & Tarzana

You’re Invited To Meet Michelle Sparkling Wine At Blo BH & Tarzana

MEET MY FRIEND MICHELLE New Sparkling Wine launches At Blo Beverly Hills and Blo Tarzana with Benefit Party Michelle can’t wait to “blo” into town! On December 5, beverage and beauty connoisseurs will sample the new face and impeccable taste Michelle sparkling wines at an exclusive tasting event at Blo Tarzana Michelle is a fresh […]

• Forecasting Wine’s Future

Forecasting Wine’s Future

America is now wine’s biggest market, and younger drinkers are starting to shape it, Wine Spectator reports. After passing the French and Italians for largest total wine consumption in 2011, according to Impact Databank, Americans consumed 324 million cases of wine in 2012. That’s a 7.7 percent increase over five years ago. And that number […]

• British winemakers credit climate change for boom in bubbly sales

British winemakers credit climate change for boom in bubbly sales

Blessed with soil similar to France’s Champagne region, vineyards in England nevertheless produced decades of low-grade goop that caused nary a Frenchman to tremble. But a Great British fizz boom is underway, with winemakers crediting climate change for the warmer weather that has seemed to improve their bubbly. Increasingly hospitable temperatures have helped transplanted champagne […]

• Popularity of Chardonnay declines…movin’ on…

Popularity of Chardonnay declines…movin’ on…

Malbec, Spanish varietals, sparkling wines and Pinot Noir all are growing in popularity, while Chardonnay consumption is down, according to a survey of wine experts commissioned by Napa Technology, a designer and manufacturer of wine preservation equipment. Forty percent of the 90 respondents in the February 2013 survey of sommeliers, wine directors, restaurant and hotel […]

• Obama inauguration to serve “California Champagne” angers French

Obama inauguration to serve “California Champagne” angers French

The Champagne Bureau in Washington has attacked plans to serve Californian “Champagne” at President Barack Obama’s inauguration lunch on 21 January. Korbel Natural, Special Inaugural Cuvée Champagne, California, will be served with dessert at the lunch for 200 guests in the Capitol Building following Obama’s swearing-in. Sam Heitner, director of the Champagne Bureau, has hit […]

• Champagne Demand to Get Lift From Olympic, Royal Toasts in 2012

Champagne Demand to Get Lift From Olympic, Royal Toasts in 2012

Champagne demand may accelerate this year as London hosts the Olympic Games and consumers in emerging markets drink more of the sparkling wine, according to an industry group. The Olympic host country saw orders rise about 10 percent on average during the last five rounds of games, said Francoise Peretti, director of the Champagne Bureau, […]

• A champagne glass for all seasons…and all Champagnes

A champagne glass for all seasons…and all Champagnes

A glass is being launched in the UK which promises to be the perfect shape for Champagne, whatever the style. First manufactured in 1999, the glass has been created by Champagne specialist Richard Juhlin at Sweden’s Reijmyre Glassworks, and has, until now, only been sold in Sweden, although it is used by a handful of […]

• Looking for a hot IPO? Russian ‘champagne’ maker Abrau-Durso plans one in Q2 ’12

Looking for a hot IPO? Russian ‘champagne’ maker Abrau-Durso plans one in Q2 ’12

Russia’s leading premium sparkling wine producer Abrau-Durso, valued at $100 million, plans an initial public offering at the end of 2011 or the start of 2012, a company spokesman said on Wednesday. “The shares are likely to be placed on the Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange, but we are not considering foreign trading floors yet,” he […]

• U.S. Now World’s Largest Wine-Consuming Nation

U.S. Now World’s Largest Wine-Consuming Nation

The U.S. surpassed France as the world’s largest wine-consuming nation in 2010, with wine shipments to the U.S. from California, other states and foreign producers growing 2% from the previous year to nearly 330 million cases, a record high for the industry, according to wine industry consultants Gomberg, Fredrikson & Associates in Woodside.  The estimated […]

• Brazil emerges as imported wine market

Brazil emerges as imported wine market

Brazilians are increasingly turning to wine as their beverage of choice, according to consumer research published by Wine Intelligence. The Brazil Wine Market Landscape Report found that Brazil’s buoyant economy has created a new middle class and there is now around 18 million people that drink imported wine at least twice a year. According to […]