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Trending: English wine, mainly sparkling

There is a lot of talk about English wine at the moment. Not least of the sparkling wine that makes headlines every other day. Either it is champagne houses that invest in English vineyards or it is English bubble that wins over champagne in blind tastings.

Production figures for 2015 have recently been published and they show that England last year produced more than 5 million bottles of wine from 1956 hectares. Two thirds of the wines are sparkling and one third is still wines, mostly white. Only 10 % are red or rosé. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are the most widely planted grape varieties. The average size of the wineries is 4.3 hectares. The largest vineyard, Nyetimber, has 177 hectares. The most northerly vineyard in England is located in York.

You can find more information about English wines here englishwineproducers.com

If you want to taste some of the best sparkling wines around, but, alas not English, come on the wine tour to Champagne.

Nyetimber Classic Cuvee

Nyetimber Classic Cuvee, copyright M Karlin

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