Sunday, June 11, 2006

Britain's grape expectations

The Observer, Escape

By Dinah Hatch

English wine has long been an object of derision, but on a tasting tour of the vineyards of the South Downs Dinah Hatch discovers that a quiet revolution has been under way. Could Sussex be the new Napa Valley?
Unless you are a bit of a wine buff, you may have missed the quiet revolution going on in English vineyards. We are, it seems, getting rather good at wine again after a long period of leaving it to the French because our monasteries had been dissolved and the monks had been the only ones who knew what they were doing.


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