The Oenophiliac

Bringing you stories from the world of wine and beer.

Sparkling sales to overtake Champagne


The UK will apparently spend some £690 million on Champagne this year, down from £1bn in 2007, while sales of sparkling wine will hit £720m – up from £465m over … Continue reading

July 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Lower-alcohol wines for Blue Nun


Blue Nun has entered the lower alcohol wine market with the launch of a sub-brand called Delicate. The 5.5% abv wines come in four styles: Crisp Fruity White, Crisp Fruity … Continue reading

January 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

China overtakes UK to become fifth largest wine-consuming nation: Vinexpo


In the past year, China has overtaken the UK to join the list of the world’s top five wine-consuming nations, according to new figures released by Vinexpo. Results from the … Continue reading

January 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Americans Are Bubbly about Sparkling Wine


Weak economy still a concern, but sparklers continue to outpace total U.S. wine market Americans are drinking more bubbly these days. Total consumption of sparkling wine in the United States … Continue reading

December 23, 2011 · Leave a comment

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