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    “ Discerning staycationers, patriotic drinkers and a sunny September saved the English wine industry from a pandemic disaster.

    The domestic tourism boom of the summer resulted in record numbers taking vineyard tours and booking tables at on-site restaurants.

    More than 200 of the 500 British vineyards are open to the public and increasing visitor numbers also mean that sales from the vineyards rose sharply.

    While restaurant and bar sales plummeted during lockdown, wine merchants and supermarkets are reporting huge interest in homegrown wines.

    Waitrose says sales of English sparkling wine are up 33 per cent on last year, far ahead of an 11.7 per cent rise in overall wine sales. A spokeswoman added: “Our customers love the novelty of having locally produced great quality wines.”

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    Don't forget Wales boyo.

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    Very good fizz coming out of Cornwall

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    Very good fizz coming out of Cornwall
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    Also, talking about wine, does anyone else use "Vivino" on their phone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zigenare View Post
    Recommendation?

    Also, talking about wine, does anyone else use "Vivino" on their phone?

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    Never tried domestic wine; heard good things but it always seems pricey. Like when you get a brand new whisky distillery: hey, you've never heard of us would you like to pay £60 for a bottle of something that isn't really finished yet because we haven't got the funds to wait 10 years.
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    When I hear the words 'English Wine', this image comes to mind. It probably has improved a lot since I first tried it some 35 years ago:

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    That was probably "British Wine" old chap, somewhat different, along the lines of "British sherry".
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    Where as German wines are still more akin to this.

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