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Hambledon Classic Cuvèe outshines some of Champagne’s best names in blind tasting with top UK wine experts

Hambledon Classic Cuvèe, an English sparkling wine produced by the UKâ's oldest commercial vineyard in Hampshire, has trumped some of Champagne's best-known names in a blind tasting organised by Noble Rot wine magazine. A panel of 13 experts - including Jancis Robinson MW, Dr Jamie Goode from wineanorak.com, Neal Martin from e-robertparker.com, Sunday Times wine columnist Kate Spicer and Master Sommelier Xavier Rousset - declared Hambledon Classic Cuvèe the clear winner from a field of 12 ...

Harvest 2014 in UK, a new record: 47,433 hectolitres, the equivalent of 6.3 million bottles

The production figures for the 2014 harvest in the UK have just been released and reveal a significant growth in volume, breaking all industry production records. 47,433 hectolitres were produced last year - the equivalent of 6.3 million bottles (75cl). This represents an increase of 42% in volume over 2013 – itself a record-breaking figure of 4.45m bottles. The figures are compiled by the Wine Standards Branch (Food Standards Agency) from records submitted by all producers post-harvest. ...

China to dominate Asia’s growth in wine imports

New projections of growth in global wine markets to 2018 show Asian countries will dominate global wine consumption and import growth, led by a surge in wine consumption in China. The new study, by economists in the University of Adelaide's Wine Economics Research Centre, project China's wine consumption to grow by between 40% and 60% between 2011 and 2018. "China is set to change global markets for wines dramatically, just as it has been doing and will continue to do for so many other produc...

Hush Heath releases extra-dry cuvee, reports “The Drink Business”

English wine producer Hush Heath has expanded its range with the release of an extra dry, non-vintage cuvée, ‘Leslie’s Reserve’. Made using the classic three Champagne grapes (55% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay and 5% Meunier) and aged for 15 months on its lees, the dosage was 19 grams of sugar; a higher than usual dose, as the estate explained, “to balance out the wine’s natural acidity, softening its structure, and enhancing fruit character to ensure ...

Rabobank Global Wine Quarterly Q1: Argentine wine’s new lease on life

The Argentine wine industry is finally breathing a sigh of relief, according to the most recent Rabobank Wine Quarterly report. High inflation, a strong peso and taxes on exports, has created significant hurdles for the Argentine wine industry over the past several years, but the new president took radical actions at the end of December 2015 which dramatically alter Argentina's competitive positioning. By cutting restrictions on access to foreign currency the Argentine peso fell 35% almost ...

Hambledon Classic Cuvèe outshines some of Champagne’s best names in blind tasting with top UK wine experts

Hambledon Classic Cuvèe, an English sparkling wine produced by the UK's oldest commercial vineyard in Hampshire, has trumped some of Champagne's best-known names in a blind tasting organised by Noble Rot wine magazine. A panel of 13 experts - including Jancis Robinson MW, Dr Jamie Goode from wineanorak.com, Neal Martin from e-robertparker.com, Sunday Times wine columnist Kate Spicer and Master Sommelier Xavier Rousset - declared Hambledon Classic Cuvèe the clear winner from a field of 12 ...

Venetian Native Grapes : la saison 2016 des vins autochtones de Vénétie débute à Vinisud (Montpellier)

A travers la marque commune “Venetian Native Grapes”, la saison 2016 débute à Vinisud (Montpellier, 15-17 février) pour les caves vénitiennes qui font des cépages autochtones leur identité et force. Les caves vénitiennes rassemblées sont : Giusti Wine di Nervesa della Battaglia-Treviso; Cantina di Monteforte d’Alpone-Verona; Sacramundi di Chiampo-Vicenza; Sandro de Bruno e Casarotto di Montecchìa di Crosara-Verona et les trois caves bériches ...

ProWein Future Retail Trends: this is the future of wine business

The report - made by "Wine Intelligence" for Prowein - covers six key markets which, for their geographical and cultural variety, and for their significant size, together constitute an illustrative cross-sample of the global wine market. We have analysed trade interviews from experts in the United States (the world’s largest market for wine), Germany and the UK (respectively #1 and #2 in the world for imported wine), France (whose wine market is in decline, yet which still boasts the ...

Vinisud 2016. Confirmation of a great vintage

Vinisud, the pivotal annual event for wines from the South, closed on Wednesday February 17 on a highly positive note. In the extremely competitive world of international trade shows, the Mediterranean wine exhibition successfully attracted 31,867 visitors, an increase of 3% on the previous event, including 9,784 international visitors (non French, 30.7% of visitors). This increase in visitor attendance reflects the organisers’ intention of securing consistent, controlled growth for the ...