As Julia Trustam Eve, marketing director of English Wine Producers, rightly states “The UK will be in a mood for celebration in June”, and with English Wine Week beginning on the Queen’s Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend (Saturday 2 June) and lasting until the following Sunday (10 June) it certainly should be!
“What better way to mark the Diamond Jubilee than with a focus on English wines? The festivities will last well into the summer and, of course, the London Olympics” she states.
Did you know that there are 160 vineyards dotted around England and over 400 wineries, with several varieties stealing top awards from our neighbours across the Channel in France?
From Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc to Pinot Noir and Triomphe there are almost 30 British wine varieties growing right here in the UK.
During English Wine Week, some of the country’s finest wineries will throw open their doors to the public for tastings, pairings, tours and all things wine inspired!
White, red, dry or sweet there’s sure to be the perfect taste somewhere in those English wines to suit your tastebuds and make sure you pack your WineWeaver wine aerator to help truly appreciate those hidden flavours and aromas!
Why not grab your WineWeaver and travel tote, hire a bike at Padstow Quay in Cornwall and bike across the Camel Trail, calling into the Camel Valley Vineyard for a leisurely glass?
Other vineyards around the country will be offering guided tours, as well as local food tastings to accompany their wines.
What better way to spend a day in June than getting out in the fresh air, nosing around a vineyard, followed by a glass (or three) of England’s finest – accompanied by some delicious local food and a toast to HRH!
But, if you can’t make it to a local vineyard or winery then remember you can always take part by enjoying a bottle of English Wine at home with some delicious home-cooked grub. Kick back and relax over the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend – we can’t wait.