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Global wine consumption on the up, except in France where it has more than halved in the past 40 years

It’s enough to have your average French drinker choking on their verre du vin rouge in shock.  While global wine consumption is growing year on year – in France, the world’s leading wine exporting country – consumption is down and forecast to drop by 13% between 2011 and 2020, according to LARVF.  From knocking back 100 […]

British love in with Prosecco continues, as English sparkling wine sees strong growth

The British love affair with  Prosecco is still going strong, with 85 million bottles sold last year, with Champagne sales trailing at less than half that volume, at 31 million bottles. Spanish fizz, predominantly Cava, remains in third place at around 23 million bottles, according to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association’s (WSTA) annual Market Overview, […]

Fizz-loving Brits now account for a third of total Prosecco production

The UK’s ongoing love affair with Prosecco has resulted in imports to the UK now amounting to over a third of all production.   The UK is Proseccos’s number one export market, with the UK, US and Germany between them accounting for 75% of total Prosecco sales in 2016, with domestic consumption in Italy accounting […]

Producers across Italy look to sparkling wine to capitalise on the success of Prosecco

The enormous success of Prosecco is encouraging Italian winemakers in other regions of the country to look at capitalising on its popularity by making sparkling wine alternatives of its own. It is not just the fact that sparkling wine and Prosecco sales are booming it is also the fact that sales of still Italian wines […]

New Zealand to make its first Prosecco

New Zealand winemakers are about to plant the country’s first Glera vines that will go on to produce Prosecco in three years’ time. The Prosecco variety, otherwise known as Glera (to differentiate the grape from the protected Prosecco source in Italy’s Veneto), will be planted this spring in Gisborne, New Zealand, following the release of […]

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