HB heads the way for full-bodied reds

After three years of chardonnay domination in the successful pursuit of the Hawke’s Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards Champion Wine of Show title a syrah has emerged, leading Hawke’s Bay Winegrowers Association chairman Michael Henley to simply remark “no surprise there”. The return to form for the red was arguably overdue. It enjoyed a remarkable six years on the trot winning run between 2005 and 2010 before a merlot stepped up, but then it was syrah again in 2012.

Brexit: Tenth of Britons fear Champagne and Prosecco ban – survey

Image best-supermarket-wines-1-630x417-300x199.jpgOne in 10 Britons surveyed fear that sparkling wine from the continent will be banned or unavailable in the aftermath of Brexit, according to new research. Brexit: Champagne and Prosecco ban fear In a survey carried out by discount deals website VoucherCodesPro.co.uk, of over 2080 people, 16 per cent were concerned European wines such as Champagne, Prosecco and Cava will be forbidden in the wake of the UK leaving the European Union. The UK Wine & Spirit Trade Association warned this week that prices would likely rise due to the weak sterling currency in the wake of the vote to leave the European Union on…

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