English vine plantings to rise by up to 70% this year – Harpers
In a recent article published by Harpers, Rob Brown explained Wine Intelligence’s contribution to and findings of WineGB’s study on English wine producers.
“The Wine Intelligence survey of 168 English producers for WineGB, which was revealed at the combined trade body’s first tasting yesterday in London, put last year’s production at 5.9 million bottles.
“Sixty eight per cent of these were sparkling, the survey found. Champagne varietals Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier are the most popular grapes, accounting for 71% of all vines. Pinot Noir leads in terms of acreage. Chardonnay yields the highest tonnage.”
The full article can be found here.