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The Wine Rascals

Supplying the trade with wine from families, not factories.

It’s been a busy Summer at Wine Rascal HQ as we’ve brought you reports on Champagne, Prosecco, Rosé, Malbec, Grüner Veltliner, Vinho Verde, Whites from Canada, a stunning red from Canada and NEW wines from Greece. Now, as we welcome the Autumn season, here are 2 Wines from California that are sure to bring some of that West Coast warmth to your heart as the…

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Over the Summer we’ve been delivering intel on what wines are proven to be the best bet for the year ahead. In case you’ve missed any, we’ve given you the rundown on Champagne, Prosecco, Rosé, Malbec, Grüner Veltliner, Vinho Verde, Whites from Canada and a stunning red from Canada. Now we’re on to Greece; undoubtedly one of the strongest contenders around at the minute if recent…

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After a series of newsletters detailing the rocket-fuelled marketability of Champagne, Prosecco, Rosé, Malbec, Grüner Veltliner and Vinho Verde, we’re on to something different: a region. Now, we’re sure we don’t need to explain why Chardonnay and Riesling are a solid bet – but we want to talk about something even better. How about two longstanding commercial favourites, from one of the best wine producers, in…

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As you ought to know by now, we’ve been shouting about the wines that have outdone themselves in terms of sales figures over the past year. After posts on Champagne, Prosecco, Rosé, Malbec, Grüner Veltliner, and Vinho Verde we’re honing in on one very special wine varietal, from a very special region. A grape so rare and special it deserves…

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In our most recent series of newsletters, we’ve been using the latest sales figures to show which wines have fared best through the most difficult period, making them the safest bet for the Summer and beyond. After Champagne, Prosecco, Rosé, Malbec and Grüner Veltliner, this week, we’re talking Vinho Verde.  A recent report in Harpers Magazine explains that last year, Portuguese wine sales in the UK hit…

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While big booms in sales are fantastic, the truly savvy wine buyer will know that wines can disappear as quickly as they appear. Above all, the sign of a great wine is a steady, sure-footed, and long-lasting rise in sales, across trade sectors; that is what we’re certainly seeing with the largely undersung Grüner Veltliner. Just ask Lance…

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Last week we referenced the promising report from Harper’s to encourage you to stock up on Rosé wine for what looks to be one of its highest performing Summers in history. As well as Rosé, the very same article makes an even stronger case for Argentinian wine. For wine lovers preferring to stick with red all year round, we’ve…

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It’s been a painfully slow road to good weather this year, but we’re finally starting to see the sunshine we’ve all been craving over the past eight months – and you know what that means – it’s Rosé season! Mind you – if this report from Harper’s were anything to go by, it would appear that Rosés…

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You may recall our good news a few weeks back regarding the sales of Champagne over the past year – with the fizz showing not only sustained, but record-breaking numbers over one of the most difficult periods in recent history. With that in mind, it may come as no surprise to find that the story for Prosecco sales…

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