English wine producer Gusbourne has recruited one of the UK’s top sommeliers, Laura Rhys MS, to a new role managing the brand’s international development.
Volume sales of English wine at Waitrose increased by 95% in 2014 compared to the previous year, with the industry said to be experiencing “real momentum”.
Grape-distilled English gin Chilgove will be available in Canada from April, with interest in the spirit said to be “soaring”.
Plant viruses with the potential to cause widespread damage to the UK’s growing wine industry have been identified in England for the first time.
Thieves have escaped with 375 cases of wine worth more than £10,000 after a second raid at a warehouse in West Sussex this week.
Nearly 5,000 bottles of wine worth £80,000 have been stolen from Bolney Wine Estate in West Sussex overnight.
Ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup, English sparkling wine is taking on its Kiwi counterpart in a blind tasting dubbed the “Battle of the Bubbles”.
The head of Public Health England has said that drinking a glass of wine is as harmful as downing three shots of vodka.
A pill that promises to reduce the desire to drink alcohol is now available on prescription from the NHS.
Champagne will be shunned for English sparkling wine next year when Britain’s biggest cruise ship is officially named.
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