English winemakers on the up

Two English wines won gold medals in the International Wine Challenge this year, and there are now more acres of red wine vines in England than ever before in the modern age. International recognition has been accompanied by a surge in national demand – supermarkets are finding English wine much easier to sell, and Waitrose opened its own British vineyard in 2009.
English sparkling wines are particularly making a splash, and beating champagnes in blind tastings.

DAVID SANDISON

‘Everyone thought we were crazy’ to plant red grapes, says Christopher White, of Denbies wine estate in Wiltshire


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We have looked at adding English wines to our personalised wine range, we still find a price/perception barrier among our clientèle. English wine still seems to be a bit of a wine buff area at the moment.

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