The Essential Guide to English Wine

Did you know that the UK’s wine plantings account for a mere 0.07% of the global wine vineyard?

Or that it was probably the Normans, not the Romans, who really got the English wine show on the road?

Ever realised why Britain is one of the trickiest places to be a weather forecaster? (Ask Michael Fish…)

There’s all this and more in our brand new publication, The Essential Guide to English Wine, released to coincide with English Wine Week (26 May-3 June).

It’s a pocket-sized wine guide that aims to make a virtue of concision. But it covers all the key topics, from climate change to wine tourism, with profiles on all the top producers (including those recently set up by champagne houses Taittinger and Pommery). It’s even got a snazzy map!

Reviews have been positive, with Hugh Johnson terming it, ‘Terrific’ and Gerard Basset MW MS saying, ‘Absolutely superb and extremely well written, packed with so much useful information’.

The publishers are the International Wine & Food Society and, as well as going to their 6,000-strong global membership, it’s also on sale here. You can order it directly from the IWFS for the princely sum of £6.99 (ex P&P) via this link.

Or, perhaps more fun, you can come and say hi in person and we’d be delighted to sign or dedicate you a copy. We’ll have the guide at various public events we’re appearing at in the coming months, including Wine Festival Winchester (23-24 November).

[You can buy Susie & Peter’s Essential Guide to English Wine, published in May 2018, via the IWFS website]

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