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Published:  23 July, 2008

England's largest wine producer, Kent-based New Wave Wines, has followed its European counterparts by predicting that this year's harvest will be earlier than usual. The heat wave we are experiencing throughout England and Wales could not have arrived at a better time for the UK's vineyards and wineries', said a spokesperson. Red varieties including Rondo, Dornfelder and Pinot Noir have started to develop their colour two weeks earlier than would be expected in the UK. This bodes extremely well for the coming harvest.' In another boost for the English wine industry, the Parliamentary Wine Group (PWG) praised the produce of New Wave Wines, Denbies and Nyetimeber, at a tasting held to mark the latest meeting of the group. Barry Gardiner PWG co-chairman, said: Traditionally English wines have a reputation for poor quality, but the tasting proved that this couldn't be further from the truth. With so many delicious award-winners in one room, the Group was extremely impressed and, as a result, we are pressing for some of the wines to be stocked at the Houses of Parliament.'