The latest addition to the English sparkling wine category has set out ambitions for high quality based on single vineyard production and a significant reserve wine component to its blends.
An organic Chinese red hailing from Inner Mongolia and a “beguiling” white blend from Slovenia got UK wine writers’ tongues wagging this week.
English sparkling wine producer Coates & Seely has switched its distribution to González Byass UK.
A Tory MP has called for British embassies to serve more English and Welsh wine to foreign dignitaries rather than French.
Sales of English and Welsh wines are predicted to hit £100 million in 2015 with the reputation of “brand England” continuing to gain strength.
One of the English wine industry’s largest producers has hit out at UK Members of Parliament for showing such an unpatriotic approach to their cellar.
English sparkling wine accounted for just 48 of over 25,000 bottles of fizz bought for the House of Commons’ cellar in the last four years.
English winemakers are rhapsodising about the predicted quality of the 2014 vintage, with one producer describing it as a “once in a lifetime crop”.
Champagne will be shunned for English sparkling wine next year when Britain’s biggest cruise ship is officially named.
Mike Roberts MBE, founder of English sparkling wine estate Ridgeview in Sussex and chairman of English Wine Producers, has died.
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