A sensational year for English wine

Thanks to the long Indian summer in England wine producers in the country are this year predicting a grape harvest of ‘sensational’ quality. The recent spell of hot weather that created a mini heatwave, combined with a previous hard winter and mild spring, should help produce a crop of tasty grapes, according to experts. Industry insiders regarded last year as phenomenal, with English producers turning out a record-breaking four million bottles, up by around a million on the previous year.

The trade body English Wine Producers said they do not expect such a bountiful harvest this year because many vineyards are reporting smaller berries. But they are predicting a high quality of English wine, as the smaller grapes are expected to be concentrated with flavour.

Category: England / Wines / Grape Harvest