Since professional vine planting in the UK was inspired by the setting up of a large Hambledon vineyard in Hampshire in1951, the wine production industry has seen a tremendous growth. From 1976 up to 1995, there was an incredible number of vineyards with a corresponding increase of the wines available in the market. At the same time, wine producers began to adopt more scientific methods of vine planting and wine production. Today, English wine is the most sought after the world over with emergence of large wine UK Vintners as dealers, such as Merchant Vintners (http://www.mckinleyvintners.co.uk/).
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One of the company’s most prominent brands is Lindeman which is based in Middlesex. It has a long and impressive history of exquisitely satisfying the taste buds of many wine lovers and has made an indelible mark in 22 countries. It is the creation of Dr. Lindeman who began his career in a Hunter Valley vine yard. It has been rated as the best-selling wine brand in the Netherlands, Canada, Norway and Sweden.
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Although based in Santiago, Chile, the company has made a name in the UK market courtesy of its wine brand, Casillerodel Diablo which has claimed a place among the 10 best-selling wines in the UK. In addition, Cabernet Sauvignon made its way to the top of the best-selling grape variety expression after its sales rose by 60% in 2013. The company announced a US$ million investment plan for building of a Maule-based research and innovation centre in consideration of the abundance of water in the Chilean south.
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The wine company has its headquarters in the US and the weight of its big name is mainly carried by its Barefoot brand. Although it retains a top position in the American market, wine lovers in the UK cannot afford to resist its fruity flavor in the Crisp Red, Crisp White and Perfectly Pink expressions. Barefoot has, in fact, touched the taste buds of wine lovers all over the world, which has been evidenced by its claiming the title of the global best-selling wine brand in the bottled category. It remains the most favorite wine brand in UK’s Pinot Grigio.
Named after the mother company, Gallo is another wine brand that has conquered the taste buds of many wine consumers, especially Millenials, with a variety of flavors including passion fruit, pineapple as well as raspberry and lime. As evidence of its seriousness in making headway into the youthful market, it has invested millions of pounds on its marketing campaign. The effort has obviously paid off since the craze for the range of products in the Gallo brand does not show any sign of losing its momentum soon.
The company’s home is in Australia and has the Hardy brand as one of its most popular brands. However, Accolade Wines’ owner has launched a vigorous marketing campaign that has made a great impression on UK consumers. In 2014, the Hardy brand struck a deal with the England and Wales Cricket Board in which it committed to offer sponsorship. Its UK customers also had a reason to remain loyal to it after it offered them exclusive access to top quality, mature wines.
Wine production and selling in the UK has a highly competitive wine industry (UK Wine Market: The Facts). In addition, the biggest part of the wine-loving population is not likely to forgive anyone who goes below the standards with no exception to wine dealers including UK Vintners. Everyone is, therefore, working around the clock to provide a better flavor and the most appealing taste while still retaining the old culture that hold so much value in the wine circles. With so many excellent wine makers in the market, wine dealerships such as UK Vintners (UKV PLC) are the best bet in doing justice to the taste buds of wine consumers all over the world by delivering the most prestigious products of the best vineyards in Italy, Spain and France.
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