English Wine Week is an event created several years ago by the English Wine Producers (the marketing arm of the English Wine industry) to promote the many varied wines made in this country. Since then, it’s steadily gained momentum and this year vineyards throughout England have opened their doors in eager anticipation of more opportunity to show off the wines they make.
As English Wine Week draws to a close, our friends at the I Love Natural Cork campaign are celebrating with a spot of home-grown bubbly. They say that niche producer Carr Taylor’s award-winning Brut 2006 is just the ticket – fresh, buttery and only £15.99; this aromatic fizz has confirmed that we really do make some exceptional wines in England.
The Carr Taylor Vineyards are in East Sussex near Hastings on a family estate of 37 acres, producing internationally acclaimed sparkling, still and fruit wines. For English Wine Week, they are offering free trails all week – with a sunny weekend ahead of us, why not go along with a picnic and enjoy their beautiful vineyard.
The I Love Natural Cork campaign is hoping to bring English vineyards like Carr Taylor on board to highlight the benefits of cork recycling to retailers in the UK. It’s a scheme that’s gathering pace; at the start of April The Savoy Hotel teamed up with Laithwaites for the campaign’s cork recycling initiative.
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