Unlike most other wine-producing countries, English wine has only really started to gain recognition in recent years. With a difficult climate, there are huge challenges to overcome, especially when it comes to grape growing. But despite heavy rainfall, cool temperatures and a dearth of sun, the UK’s climate lends itself best to sparkling wines comprised of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.
English Sparkling wine has now reached such a high standard that they rival many Champagnes in quality. Some of the most noted include Nyetimber and Ridgeview in Sussex, and Davenport in Kent. Recently, even Champagne producers have started purchasing English vineyards in a bid to not miss out on the action; the future certainly holds a lot of promise.