If you're like me, absolutely nothing. I think of England as cold, damp, and more fit for sheep than grapevines. With climate change, education, and improvements in winegrowing, however, things have changed in a big way. There are now over 400 vineyards in England and Wales covering some 3,500 acres and producing sparkling and still wines. The English Wine Producers website lists 21 white varietals and 7 reds, mostly hybrids, but also including the ubiquitous Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
This infographic, created by Warner Leisure Hotels, contains a map of the UK’s most notable vineyards, as well as some fun and exciting facts about the English Wine Industry. It's a nice basic intro and should certainly whet every one's appetite to taste English wine.
Now I just need someone to send me some samples to taste... :)
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