Camilla calls for new name for English sparkling wine
10th July, 2013 by Lucy Shaw
The Duchess of Cornwall has suggested that a new name needs to be found in which to better describe English sparkling wine.
The Duchess of Cornwall takes a tour of the 72-hectare Hambledon Vineyard in Hampshire. Credit: Chris Ison/PA
Speaking at the opening of a new gravity-fed winery at Hambledon Vineyard in Hampshire yesterday, the duchess said: “I think people should put their heads together and think of a new name for English sparkling wine.
“It should have something with much more depth. I plan to find a new word for it.”
Camilla is president of the United Kingdom Vineyards Association.
Her father, Major Bruce Shand, was a vintner, while her grandfather, Philip Morton Shand, wrote a book on winemaking.
Dating back to 1952, the 20-hectare Hambledon Vineyard is England’s oldest commercial vineyard.