With English Wine Week from 25th May – 2nd June, the MirrorMePR Luxury PR team raise a toast to the fabulous wine producers here in the UK in this blog and give you a taster for the why and where on celebrating our homegrown produce.
Championing British Wines
With over 700 vineyards here in the UK, the English Wine Industry is continuing to snap up awards and accolades for their ever-growing collection of wines. According to the Wines Of Great Britain, the national body for grape growers and winemakers, grape growing and winemaking in the UK has changed dramatically during over the last 50 years.
The English Wine Industry Facts & Figures
England and Wales now have approximately 2500 hectares (6200 acres) of vineyards, the UK produced 5.9 million bottles in 2017, and with the considerable growth in the UK wine production industry, there has never been a better excuse to try a tipple than now. In 2017, 3.86M bottles of sparkling and still wine made in the UK and Wales were released for sale, and the industry just keeps growing bigger each year. In 2018, a record 15.6M bottles of wine were produced. Exports have also doubled in the past year, and it’s thrilling to see English and Welsh wines are now being exported to 40 different countries. It’s inspiring to know that number has grown from just 27 countries back in 2016. And our top English wine loving countries are currently Scandinavia and the US.
Why Support The English Wine Industry
There are several reasons why you should be supporting the English wine industry. Firstly, it’s homegrown (literally), and anything made or produced in the UK is fantastic and should be embraced. Secondly, there are some seriously good English wines out there. Award-winning in fact. See the full list of the winners of the 2018 Wine GB Awards Here.
Discover English Wine
During English Wine Week, some of the UK’s finest producers are opening their doors to the public. You can sample fine wines and take a closer look at this thriving industry up close, and personal getting a taste for their collection of beautiful wines and see how Britain’s finest is being made through the various vineyard tours on offer. To discover some significant wine events check out the WineGB website.