In 2017, wine producers in both England and Spain faced remarkably similar weather – a rare occurence indeed. In this vintage report, I talk about the impacts in these very different regions.
English wine is booming – we are at last discovering the quality of wines from our shores. The month of May is medal-awards time for the wine industry, and the highly influential Decanter Magazine and International Wine Challenge competitions in 2016 gave their highest ever number of golds, silvers and bronzes to English wines. Many of the winning wines are from the outstanding 2014 vintage, when a long, warm autumn ripened to perfection the … Read More
UK Wine of the Year Trophy winner comes to Tuppenny Barn English Wine Week runs from 28 May to 5 June 2016. It is a great time to discover more about English wine which is rapidly growing in popularity. Most of the wine is produced in the South East, in particular in Sussex, Hampshire and Kent. Over 450 vineyards are making around 3.15 million bottles a year, some of which are exported for wine-drinkers … Read More