Sparkling wine sales fizz in UK


About 17.6 million gallons of the s rkling wines were sold in 2011/12, and that has rose to an estimated 31.6 million gallons in 2015/16, according to accountancy guild UHY Hacker Young.

The majority of s rkling wine is imported from settled wine-producing nations such as France, S in and Italy, but more is now being deliver the goods a succeeded at home.

In 2015 there were 37 new wine producers and vineyards who opened in England, revealing the growing recognition of home-grown produce.

An English 2010 s rkling old-time which appeared on fine wine trading platform Liv-ex for the opening time was hailed as a “landmark moment” in early August.

James Simmonds, a husband at Hacker Young, said the new figures were a “great boost” for English ins who had shown their products to be a “viable alternative”.

He said: “Not only is the bear success of English s rkling wine encouraging more to come to the furnish, but more established names are now looking to ex nd into new stages of evolution.

“Vineyards provide businesses with numerous opportunities to diversify and volunteer additional services such as shops, cafes, wine-tasting events and weddings as hale as producing wine.

“These add-ons can be effective ways for new producers to addendum their income whilst waiting for their wine to mature.

“It’s serendipitous what will happen after Brexit to UK imports of prosecco and Cham gne, but what is unqualified is that no matter what happens English s rkling wine is already a possible vibrations alternative.”

Cava and prosecco are two of the most popular types of affordable Cham gne variants, with many bottles sold for less than £10, with respect to 40 per cent of the price of a standard Cham gne.

Last year’s prosecco grape receive was a record, producing about 450 million bottles, according to figures. About 70 per cent of the output is exported. Cava producers in S in are also rail for a market share, while English wine has come on in leaps and destines in recent years.

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