The UK has the potential to become a “major player” in the world of wine tourism, according to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association.
In what is being dubbed on social media as the “Battle of the Brioche”, English winemakers are taking on Champagne in a clash-of-the-titans game of cricket.
Frost-free spring conditions followed by a heatwave during flowering have left English winemakers “cautiously optimistic for a great vintage.”
English Wine Producers (EWP) has named husband-and-wife wine experts Susie Barrie MW and Peter Richards MW as its Communicators of the Year.
Sales of sparkling wine produced in the UK have more than doubled since 2010, rising to £6 million in 2014 from £2.9m in 2010.
Highdown Vineyard has become the first vineyard in West Sussex where wine lovers can tie the knot after winning a licence from the local country council.
British Airways has put its faith in still English wine with a new listing of Bolney Estate Pinot Gris 2014 from West Sussex in first class.
English wine producer Chapel Down has signalled a further step up in its ambitions by hiring senior expertise from luxury goods giant LVMH.
Winemakers in the UK will be able to benefit from income tax changes for the country’s farmers allowing them to average their tax over five years.
English sparkling wine producer Jenkyn Place has stepped up its ambitions by signing a UK distribution deal with New Generation Wines.
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