While the UK wine industry is hopeful of a healthy harvest, English Wine Producers has said it will fall short of a record-breaking year because of a “hangover” from the poor conditions of last year.
The International Wine & Spirit Competition has teamed up with wine trade charity The Benevolent to introduce a trophy for the English Wine Producer of the Year.
It is English wine week and many of the UK’s wine writers, including Matthew Jukes, Terry Kirby and Susy Atkins, have acknowledged this by recommending English wines.
English wine producers have their fingers crossed for a good 2013 in which to fill their cellars after a poor 2012 and release the 2009 vintage.
Our latest week in pics round-up takes in a whisky storm, a north London vineyard, adorable piglets, a venenciador, pukka chukka, Danish steaks and DRC.
Rathfinny, England’s newest and largest vineyard will be releasing a Riesling under the name “Cradle Valley” in spring 2014.
London’s first vineyard in more than five hundred years is hoping to reap its debut crop this year.
Wickham Vineyard in Hampshire has been saved from administration by a former manager.
The Duchess of Cornwall met with English and Welsh wine producers and predicted homegrown wines will one day be on a par with the French.
David Williams’s Valentine recommendation comes with a not-so-subtle label warning, while Matthew Jukes says of his pick “in this arena there are very few wines on the planet as perky and enchanting as this star”.
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