Sparkling Wine

UK consumers like Prosecco, Cava and English sparkling wines. Pic: iStock/ASIFE

Sparkling wine up 80% in the UK

By Rachel Arthur

The amount of sparkling wine on sale in the UK has grown from 17.6m gallons in 2011/12 to around 31.6m gallons in 2015/16: an increase of 80%.

Lipton builds on its Be More Tea campaign with the launch of a festival

Beverage bites: news up to May 29, 2015

Suntory goes shopping, Lipton launches festival, and more beverage bites

By Rachel Arthur

This week PepsiCo's Indra Nooyi was ranked #15 on Forbes’ Most Powerful Women list; while research said teens are ditching beer in favour of energy drinks. Meanwhile, Lipton is preparing for a big birthday party… read on for more beverage bites. 

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INDUSTRY VOICES: Stefano Zanette, president, Prosecco DOC Consortium

'As with Champagne, product protection is vital': Prosecco DOC Consortium

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Italy’s Prosecco DOC Consortium reported world sales of 155m DOC bottles in 2013 and 13% growth. Here chairman Stefano Zanette tells us how the drink can retain sparkling superiority in markets like the US.

Tough times for Spanish wine

Tough times for Spanish wine

Exports of Spanish wine grew by less than 1 per cent last year in
both volume and value, according to the latest data. And at home
the situation is even worse, with consumption there continuing its
unrelenting decline.

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