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Albourne Estate bottles excess grapes for new frizzante

Published:  29 April, 2019

A Sussex estate has chosen to bottle its leftover grapes as an Italian-style fizz after last year’s super harvest meant producers were left with grapes still hanging on the vine.

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Sales of English and Welsh wine double in 2018

Published:  06 March, 2019

The English and Welsh wine industry produced a record-breaking amount of wine last year thanks to a frost-free spring and a long, mostly dry summer.

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WineGB celebrates ‘turning point’ on back of record 2018 vintage

Published:  01 February, 2019

The gathering momentum of the English and Welsh wine industry was much in evidence on Thursday night at a packed gala dinner at London’s Vintners’ Hall.

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Roberson plans expansion outside of London

Published:  31 January, 2019

Three years ago, dynamic, family-run business Roberson Wines took the decision to close its flagship store.

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A thoroughly English affair with Peter Hall, Breaky Bottom

Published:  22 January, 2019

Andrew Catchpole catches up with Breaky Bottom’s inimitable English winemaker

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Simpsons releases its first sparkler

Published:  13 November, 2018

Kent estate Simpsons has released its first sparkling wine, six years after its founders branched out from the Languedoc in France to launch their first UK venture.

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UK winemakers lobby government to scrap “damaging” planned tax rises

Published:  08 October, 2018

Winemakers in England and Wales have banded together to try and convince the government to rethink plans for a duty hike that could hamper exports and stifle growth.

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Fields, Morris & Verdin adds Flint to portfolio

Published:  19 September, 2018

Fields, Morris & Verdin (FMV), the specialist wine and spirits importer, has added UK winery Flint Vineyard to its producer portfolio.

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Industry urged to better market English sparkling as poll shows 85% British consumers ‘don’t have a clue’

Published:  03 August, 2018

British consumers are ‘clueless’ when it comes to English sparkling wine, a survey has revealed.

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Bolney clinches deal with mainland China

Published:  26 July, 2018

Bolney Wine Estate has become the first English wine producer to secure distribution in mainland China.

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English winemakers experiment with Charmat method

Published:  26 June, 2018

A number of English winemakers are breaking with convention to produce fizz made using a method more often associated with Prosecco.

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Urban winery London Cru launches Spanish red

Published:  08 June, 2018

Urban winery London Cru has launched a new Spanish red, a Syrah made with grapes from Calatayud in the northeast of the country.

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Sparkling sales continue to fizz in the UK

Published:  14 February, 2018

Sales of sparkling grew by 6% in volume and 9% in value in the off-trade last year, showing the popularity of the category continues to rise.

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Hampshire producers prepare for annual tasting

Published:  23 January, 2018

A group of seven leading Hampshire producers are on their to way to London once again in February for their annual tasting.

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Spanish give English Albariño wine the thumbs up

Published:  20 November, 2017

Chapel Down Winery in Kent is the only UK vineyard to make a wine from 100% Albariño – a grape associated with Galicia in northwest Spain.

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Simpsons estate announces name of first fizz with help of British public

Published:  09 October, 2017

Charles and Ruth Simpson have revealed the name of their first British fizz after enlisting the help of crowdfunding investors in naming the inaugral release from their winery in, Barham, Kent.

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John Worontschak, Mike Florence and Matthieu Elzinga, co-owners of Litmus Wines

Litmus wines to be distributed by Bibendum

Published:  19 September, 2017

Litmus Wines has teamed up with Bibendum to distribute its English wines to the on-trade.

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Merger to unite corners of English wine

Published:  11 July, 2017

It’s still early days for the new merger between the two main bodies representing the interests of UK wine producers.

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EWP and UKVA to merge to form one unified UK wine body

Published:  04 July, 2017

The two organisations responsible for representing the needs and interests of the UK wine industry are pooling their resources, it has been announced.

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English Sparkling: Spotlight on potential

Published:  19 May, 2017

Jo Gilbert looks at what the future may hold for English sparkling wines at home and abroad

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