A Tory MP has called for British embassies to serve more English and Welsh wine to foreign dignitaries rather than French.
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.
Chapel Down has released a Nebuchadnezzar of its blanc de blancs 2008 priced at £5,000 – the most expensive English sparkling wine ever.
English wine producer Ambriel has added a second new expression to its range this year with the introduction of a demi-sec sparkling wine.
English wine producer Hush Heath Estate has introduced a “more approachable” range to help broaden the appeal of English sparkling wine.
Chapel Down’s CEO has predicted consolidation among English wine producers, describing his own business as being in “a fairly aggressive” position to snap up smaller players.
The number of UK wine producers has more than doubled during the last two years, based on new businesses registered with HM Revenue & Customs.
The English wine industry is revelling in the prospect of a second consecutive record year as this summer’s warm, dry conditions continue to hold out during harvest.
English wine and beer producer Chapel Down has smashed its original crowdfunding target by raising £2.9 million from investors in just 10 days.
English sparkling wine producer Hambledon Vineyard has created the potential to more than double its production by acquiring 46 acres from neighbouring Hampshire estate Meonhill.
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