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Camilla calls for new name for English sparkling wine

The Duchess of Cornwall has suggested that a new name needs to be found in which to better describe English sparkling wine.

Speaking at the opening of a new gravity-fed winery at Hambledon Vineyard in Hampshire yesterday, the duchess said: “I think people should put their heads together and think of a new name for English sparkling wine.

“It should have something with much more depth. I plan to find a new word for it.”

Camilla is president of the United Kingdom Vineyards Association.

Her father, Major Bruce Shand, was a vintner, while her grandfather, Philip Morton Shand, wrote a book on winemaking.

Dating back to 1952, the 20-hectare Hambledon Vineyard is England’s oldest commercial vineyard.

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