Champagne makers lament as Brits turn to English sparkling wine – The Telegraph
On the 25th of March 2018, The Telegraph published an article on the rise of English sparkling wine, quoting Wine Intelligence COO Richard Halstead.
“Richard Halstead of the Wine Intelligence consultancy said: “English sparkling wines are still a small part of the market, but they are carving a niche among consumers who might choose them over one of the cheaper champagnes. The biggest fall in champagne sales is for those under £20. Sales of the more expensive champagnes are actually going up.”
“Mr Halstead said an estimated 3.5 to four million bottles of English sparkling wines were sold in Britain last year, up from about three million bottles in 2016 and equivalent to more than 10 per cent of UK champagne sales, which amounted to about 30 million bottles.”