The struggling Co-operative Group is to sell its vineyard in Gloucestershire four years after planting vines on the site.
Two English wine estates have secured bank loans to expand this year as they attempt to meet growing demand.
Britain could become one of the world’s key wine producers by the middle of this century as global warming moves the limits of viticulture further north.
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.
© 2014 Union Press Ltd | Unit 122, 30 Great Guildford Street, London SE1 0HS, UK | Registered in England and Wales No. 03606414 | Tel: +44 (0)20 7803 2420