Growing popularity of English sparkling wine

23rd December 2013

Growing popularity of English sparkling wine

The amount of English wine producers and vineyards is growing with English sparkling wine accounting for 66% of the wine produced. With already global recognition for quality, English Sparkling Wine is becoming a popular wine to see at table of fine venues across the world.

in 2018 there was over 7,000 acres of land in England dedicated to vine and this number is expected to grow in 2019 and beyond. Figures of 15 million + bottles produced annually have been shared. There are now well over 500 vineyards in Great Britain. and over 200 are open to the public for visits and tastings.

The popularity and results of English sparkling wine have even seen investment coming in from Champagne houses looking to produce their own labels and for longer term investor interest.

At the Glass of Bubbly Awards we have already seen trophies being won by English sparkling wines to include:

  • Trophy Winner 2018 for category of ‘Zesty & Zingy’: Raimes – Classic 2014
  • Trophy Winner 2018 for category of ‘First Date’: Gusbourne Estate – Rosé 2014
  • Trophy Winner 2018 for category of ‘Fireworks’: Fox & Fox – Tradition

Many English wine producers are getting global recognition with names like Gusbourne, Denbies, Camel Valley, Bolney Wine Estate and many more.

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