Henkell Freixenet Sets New Sales Record Once More

Henkell Freixenet's annual report for the 2023 fiscal year reflects a surge in revenue. Particularly notable is the positive growth in the sparkling wine division, featuring the brands Freixenet and Mionetto.

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Record Harvest for UK Vineyards

British wine producers were able to harvest almost 10 tons of grapes per hectare on average in 2023 - 50% more than the previous record. Production of 20 to 22 million bottles is expected - nearly three times as many as were sold in 2022.

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Beyond Bubbles: Exploring the Reasons for Drinking Sparkling Wine

Recent market research data provides insights into how, when, where, and why consumers opt for sparkling wines like Sekt, and who exactly the average consumer of sparkling wine is. Prof Dr Gergely Szolnoki, Christoph Kiefer, Dr Alexander Tacer and Oliver Hennes report.

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Devil’s Advocate: The Confusing World of English Sparkling Wine

Robert Joseph highlights — and questions — the diversity of styles on offer.

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German Sekt Sales Rise

The Association of German Sparkling Wine Producers reports a 2.8% increase in sales, defying the general downward trend in German still wines.

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Best of German Sparkling – Here Are the Results

Around 450 different sparkling wines from classic bottle fermentation were put into the glasses at the Meininger German Sparkling Wine Award. The upward trend continues, and the sparklings are becoming increasingly high-class - and bold.

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French Harvest Begins

Roussillon has commenced the French grape harvest in early August.

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English Wine Sales Slow. Production Volumes Rise. Strategy Is Confused

The UK is on track to be a surprisingly high-volume wine producing region. But sales have slowed, raising questions over future industry strategy. Robert Joseph reports.

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Crémant de Bordeaux Sparkles With Promising Growth

While the table wine market in Bordeaux is facing a crisis, there is a notable surge in production and demand for Crémants.

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