There is FREE medal-winning wine to be won for UK-based wine lovers in this episode, which ties in with the virtual ceremony for the Wine GB Awards 2020.
Tune in for more details! Also to hear Susie’s views, in the wake of the trophy announcements for these awards, on what, where and who are providing the real excitement in English and Welsh wine right now. There are also some up-to-date stats on English and Welsh wines to share. The concluding part to Judging Britain’s Best Wines Part I.
‘This is a Wine Blast first: a wine giveaway! And it’s not just free wine but free medal-winning wine.’ Peter
Introduction: 0 – 6.18
On Wine GB Awards 2020: 6.22 – 23.56
Wine giveaway details: 23.57 – 24.53
‘Don’t be afraid to take a punt on English or Welsh wine. It’s rarely the cheapest but it can be amazing.’ Susie
When we released Part I of this two-part series, the medals had been announced but not the trophies. This episodes coincides with the announcement of the trophies during the virtual awards ceremony, which features both Peter and Susie.
‘English wine exports are growing, so look out for these wines in your local market.’ Peter
Wine Giveaway Details
We have two 6-bottle cases of medal-winning wines from the Wine GB Awards 2020 to give away! All totally free, courtesy of Wine GB and the producers, for two lucky UK-based wine lovers.
Each case will contain at least one trophy-winning wine and will be a mix of sparkling and still wines. For delivery to a UK address.
All you have to do is subscribe to Wine Blast (easiest done on your podcast platform of choice, eg via the app on your phone, or on Apple podcasts). And then just send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org – please include your name and postal address (ie where to send the wines to). We’ll delete all details after the competition deadline expires.
On which note, you have until midnight on Friday 18th September to enter. We’ll choose two winners at random and announce the winners shortly after. Please see T&Cs, as below below.
‘Are you wine punks feeling lucky?!’ Peter
The Wine Blast Wine GB Awards 2020 giveaway will take place between 9th and 18th Sept 2020.
All personal details will be deleted after the competition expiry date.
The competition is open to all UK residents who are 18 years of age and above. Participants must have a UK physical address to redeem the prize. Proof of identity and age may be required. Use of a false name or address will result in disqualification.
Entries submitted through third parties or agents will not be eligible. Only one entry is allowed per person.
The prizes consists of the mixed cases described above. The prizes are non-transferable, non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for cash alternatives in whole or in part. Winners have no recourse to replace or change the wines for whatever reason. One winner per case, two different winners in total.
The closing date for entry to the competition is 11.59pm GMT on Friday September 18th 2020. The winners will be drawn from the list of entrants by Susie and Peter or one of their associates by 11.59pm on Sunday September 20th and will be notified by e-mail.
If winners do not reply to the notification email within 48 hours of sending, the prize will be re-allocated and no recompense will be offered or available.
We ask for your name and email address in order to conduct the competition. We will also need your address for delivery of wines – you can provide this on entry or once we contact you as a winner. We will delete all data relating to this competition as soon as the competition has concluded and the winner has received their prize.
By providing us with your details, you give us permission to share these with WineGB, only for the purposes of fulfilling delivery for the lucky winner(s).
Susie and Peter or Wine Blast accept no responsibility for late, incomplete, incorrectly submitted, corrupted or misdirected entries.
Our decision on all matters is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
The winner’s surname and country of residence will be made available by sending an email to email@example.com after September 19th 2020.
Winners grant Susie and Peter permission to mention their names and rough geographic location in Wine Blast podcast and all its associated publicity and promotion materials (including this website).
Entrants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
Wine GB stats
Exports nearly doubled lately, up from 256,000 bottles in 2018 to 550,000 bottles in 2019. That’s about 10% of production. The biggest export destinations for UK wine in order are: Norway, USA, Canada, Australia, Sweden, Japan, China and Denmark.
There are around 3,5000 hectares (8,650 acres) of vineyard in the UK, a total that’s quadrupled since 2000. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay together make up two thirds of plantings.
Average UK wine production in the last 5 years is 7.7 million bottles. Around 70% of that is sparkling and 30% still.