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Sunday 11 December 2016 loc: GB

England

Grape Britain: 10 unlikely vineyards in the UK

With the news that the UK is set to become a major exporter of wine by 2100, we look at some of the more unusual places that British producers are growing grapes.

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 No Comments »

Health body calls for MUP on alcohol in England

Public Health England has called for the government to introduce minimum unit pricing (MUP) on alcohol to reduce the impact of alcohol-related harm.

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 No Comments »

English wine awards launched

England’s first independent wine competition will launch next March to shine a light on the best still and sparkling wines being made in the country.

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 No Comments »

Could climate change lead to British Malbec?

Changing global temperatures could lead to Britain becoming a major wine exporter by 2100, when Malbec could feasibly be grown in Slough, say two University College London professors.

Thursday, December 1st, 2016 No Comments »

On this day 1120… the tragedy of The White Ship

On this day in 1120 the course of English history was irrevocably changed due to drunken misadventure.

Friday, November 25th, 2016 1 Comment »

Exton Park flies flag for England in Hong Kong

Sparkling wine producer Exton Park was the only producer from England to be recognised at the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Competition.

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 No Comments »

Simpsons opens new winery

Kent-based winery Simpsons has celebrated the completion of its first harvest and the opening of its brand new winery.

Thursday, October 27th, 2016 No Comments »

Nyetimber reports £20m deficit but sales rise

Nyetimber has reported trading losses and a ‘net asset deficiency’ of £20 million for the year to 31st December – but says it is on track to long-term expansion.

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 No Comments »

Steven Spurrier ‘angry’ about 2016 harvest in UK

Leading wine authority, Steven Spurrier, who grows Champagne grapes in Dorset, told db yesterday that he was angry about claims that this year’s harvest in the UK is “fantastic”.

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 5 Comments »

Government publishes post-Brexit export plans

The government has sought to calm fears over UK trade following Brexit by publishing a template to boost exports of British booze globally.

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 No Comments »

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