English wine tasting delivers MPs a message in a bottle – more support for England’s world class wines

Photo: Wine and Spirits Trade Association

Photo: Wine and Spirits Trade Association

The Wine and Spirits Trade Association (WSTA) held a masterclass tasting with Ministers of Parliament (MPs) on February 6th to showcase the south of England’s finest blends. 

Wines included Bolney Wine EstateGusbourneExton Park, Chapel DownFurleigh EstateHambledonHattingley ValleyNyetimberRidgeviewHush HeathPlumpton Estate and Rathfinny.

WTSA educated politicians on the successes of English wine and also shared the importance of the wider UK wine industry to Britain’s economy and jobs. The last decade has seen explosive growth, with 133 wineries and 180 vineyards open to the public and 502 vineyards overall. By 2020 the trade industry expects 50% further growth.

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