Overflowing with joy!
As we head into the Christmas and New Year celebrations, bubblies will be top of the list for shoppers who want their parties to go off with a bang! Ensure you don’t disappoint by stocking the leading options highlighted below
16 December 2016
Nielsen figures for off-trade sales here point to a growth of 16% in sparkling wine sales volumes to 159,000 nine-litre cases with a corresponding growth in value of 15.8% to €19.5 million MAT to October last year, Drinks Industry Ireland reports. Champagne too experienced growth in the off-trade sales of 12.5% by volume to 17,000 cases with a value of €7.1 million, up 12.1%. Prosecco is also stealing market share from Cava here in Ireland according to IWSR in its Global Sparkling Wine Insights.
Imprisoned in elegance
At Maschio, tradition is important, but it is frequently updated and innovated.
Maschio dei Cavalieri champions the indigenous varieties that are typical of the Veneto Region, such as Glera, which is used to produce Prosecco, as well as international varietals, such as Pinot, which have found an ideal habitat in this area.
Maschio dei Cavalieri sparkling wines are not produced with classic double fermentation: the alcohol and carbon dioxide are in fact “imprisoned” in the wine in the course of a single fermentation.
The Frizzante is pale straw yellow, with greenish reflections. The nose is intense and fragrant, with hints of candied citron and acacia flower. This elegant and fruity Prosecco is an excellent aperitif and the perfect pre-dinner drink for the Christmas season. For more information on Maschio dei Cavalieri and other products from the range, contact your Gilbeys representative.
An excellent choice to discover cava
Codorníu Cava Brut is a true reflection of Codorníu’s traditional cava and an excellent choice for consumers who are just discovering cava.
The ageing process allows the full array of aromas and flavours from the indigenous Spanish varieties to emerge.
Codorníu Cava Brut is a very pale straw yellow in colour with elegant and refined bubbles. The cava produces citrus and almond flower aromas and is pleasant, fresh and well-balanced on the palate. A perfect cava for the festive season.
For more information on the Codorníu range, contact your Gilbeys representative.
Sharing milestone moments with panache
This Christmas, Moët & Chandon upholds the annual traditional end of year celebrations in its signature style. No festive table is complete without Moët & Chandon, so this season the Maison presents a limited edition collection, Bursting Bubbles. The Bursting Bubbles limited edition collection is end-of-year effervescence in a bottle.
Bubbles are the incarnation of Moët & Chandon, symbolising its sense of celebration, savoir-faire and pioneering spirit. Bursting Bubbles features boundless bubbles that showcase the vibrancy and energy of the season. According to the brand, the dazzling bubbles capture the festive end-of-year ambience to brighten every table.
The Bursting Bubbles limited edition collection is an effortlessly chic and glamorous gift for friends and family alike this holiday season. The collection includes an elegant Moët & Chandon Bursting Bubbles Gift Box (€50.49), a desirable Moët & Chandon Bursting Bubbles Gift Bag (€52.00), Moët & Chandon Bursting Bubbles Bottle (€50.49) and a Moët & Chandon Bursting Bubbles Gift Box Rosé (58.30).
The Moët & Chandon Bursting Bubbles Gift Bag comes with a translucent window, which showcases the beautiful design of the Moët & Chandon Bursting Bubbles bottle inside. Complete with a black lace handle, the Moët & Chandon Bursting Bubbles Gift Bag is embossed with gold on both sides, for an added touch of luxury.
A limited edition, the Moët Impérial Bursting Bubbles bottle highlights in gold hot stamping the Moët & Chandon’s logo, which is at the heart of its design. And this year a new limited edition joins the collection, the Rosé Impérial gift box.
Moët & Chandon is synonymous with celebration and the Bursting Bubbles limited edition collection is a treasured gift which can be shared with all and is stocked by leading independents.
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Get the party started!
Stunningly attractive and lightly sparkling, Black Tower Pink Bubbly from Reh Kendermann is full of ripe red berry and cherry flavours with a vibrant rosé colour. Aromas of light peach and a hint of lemon combined with an appealing lemon-yellow colour make Black Tower White Bubbly a delicious choice.
The soft sparkly character not only makes them ideal for parties and celebrations, but also as great gifts that immediately add to the fun. The easy way to end the day and start the night… this Bubbly is the perfect choice for celebrations, with or without food.
Lower in alcohol and calories
Less guilt, more pleasure! Lower in alcohol, lower in calories and an extra refreshing fizz – that’s B Secco, from Reh Kendermann. The well-known taste of the B by Black Tower wines, with a light sparkling fizz that makes it superb for any celebrations. At only 5.5% ABV, B Secco is crafted to meet the rapidly growing demand for lower alcohol and lower calorie wines. And at just 55 calories per 125ml glass, the range has 30% fewer calories than most standard glasses of wine.