Richard Balfour-Lynn of Hush Heath in Kent has spoken out about the difficulty of making money from English wine, stating that only a “handful” of producers are making a profit.
It’s only a matter of time before a Champagne house buys one of the top English sparkling wine estates, according to one leading English fizz producer.
Richard Balfour-Lynn, owner of Hush Heath in Kent, has defended the 2012 vintage in England, insisting a lack of preparation saw producers caught short.
The romance behind the idea of making wine has led England to be flooded with “enthusiastic amateurs”, according to one key sparkling wine producer.
England’s cricketers may have regained the Ashes but the country’s sparkling wine producers tasted defeat at the hands of their Champagne counterparts this week.
Italian sparkler Prosecco has overtaken Champagne as the toast of choice at British weddings, according to the latest figures from Laithwaite’s.
High end Prosecco and English sparkling wine have helped to drive a 40% year-on year uplift in fizz sales at Matthew Clark, one of the UK’s largest on-trade suppliers.
English sparkling wine producer Nyetimber has converted a 1968 London Routemaster into a party bus in time for the summer season.
Planning a summer getaway? Check out our round up of English vineyards offering an idyllic setting and top wines for a quintessentially British escape.
English sparkling wine producer Nyetimber has signed a three-year partnership with Ben Ainslie Racing, the team hoping to bring the America’s Cup to Britain.
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