The week in pictures

English sparkling wine production is set to double in just a decade, but are people really going to buy it? The key to the industry’s future, it seems, is brad identity.

Taking note, last weekend seven Hampshire vineyards collaborated to host the annual Vineyards of Hampshire Wine Festival at Raimes Vineyard near Alresford, to win the locals over.

Around 800 visitors flocked to the vineyard to sample local wine, walk the vines, take part in masterclasses and graze on local food. Let’s hope they did more than mooch the free samples, eh?

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