We’ve cherry picked the top 10 things to do during English Wine Week this week, so clear your diary, dig out your wellies and head to the country for a taste of England’s finest.
The British government has put its faith in English sparkling wine, making Ridgeview and Chapel Down the official fizz suppliers for 10 Downing Street.
In the latest of our CEO interviews, Paul Haslam of Cesium Group – in association with the drinks business – speaks with Robin Langton, chief operating officer at Ridgeview Wine Estate.
Sparkling wines from English estate Ridgeview in Sussex are proving a hit abroad, with 30% of the company’s sales now going to export markets.
A leading English sparkling wine was served to movie stars at a special Hollywood reception held before the Oscars ceremony last weekend.
Hong Kong’s Eddie McDougall and team have added IWC’s gold medal winner, Hart of Gold produced by Justin Howard-Sneyd MW to their portfolio.
China’s president Xi Jinping was treated to English sparkling wine, white Burgundy, first growth Bordeaux and Vin de Constance at last night’s UK state dinner.
Ridgeview has hired former Laithwaites winemaker and buyer Robin Langton as COO to help the English wine producer double production in the next five years.
Frost-free spring conditions followed by a heatwave during flowering have left English winemakers “cautiously optimistic for a great vintage.”
English sparkling wine producer Ridgeview has teamed up with US-based New Horizon Wines in a bid to develop a market for its wines in the US.
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