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UK London, Sparkling wine may be reaching a plateau

David BECK AI & Blockchain / Lecturer & Research

Sparkling wine in the UK has had to deal with a number of challenges in the past year.

Sparkling wine may be reaching a plateau after large increases in recent years.

However, in the same timeframe the retail price of a bottle of sparkling is up 40%, conforming with more general trends of premiumisation across the wine sector. Consumers are continuing a trend of focusing on the quality of what they are drinking over the quantity available to them, especially among drinkers under the age of 35.*

London: leading sparkling wine appellations at £50-100, by presence

Top 1 Champagne
Top 2 British sparkling
Top 3 Franciacorta sparkling
Top 4 Cava
Top 5 Spumante

Top 6 French Mousseux
Top 7 Prosecco
Top 8 Argentinean sparkling
Top 9 Austrian Sekt
Top 10 Australian sparkling

Top 11 South African sparkling
Top 12 Cremant d’Alsace
Top 13 Prosecco di Valdobbiadene
Top 14 Belgian sparkling
Top 15 Canadian sparkling

Top 16 New Zealander sparkling
Top 17 Cremant de Bourgogne
Top 18 Prosecco Superiore
Top 19 US sparkling
Top 20 Cremant de Limoux

London: leading sparkling wine brands at £50-100, by presence

Top 1 Laurent-Perrier
Top 2 Veuve Clicquot
Top 3 Bollinger
Top 4 Moet & Chandon
Top 5 Taittinger

Top 6 Louis Roederer
Top 7 Nyetimber
Top 8 Ruinart
Top 9 Perrier-Jouet
Top 10 Pol Roger

Top 11 Pommery
Top 12 Billecart-Salmon
Top 13 Cantine Ferrari
Top 14 Gusbourne
Top 15 Henriot

Top 16 Thienot
Top 17 Ayala
Top 18 Delamotte
Top 19 Drappier
Top 20 Hambledon Vineyard

Price check 350 restaurants / 113,878 wines in 2019. Top listed wines 75cl at GBP50-99.99, by presence

*Wine Intelligence