English Sparkling Wine

At a time when there seem to be too few reasons to celebrate, English Sparkling Wine is forging ahead, with vineyards being planted, new wines being launched, and prizes being won. But how sustainable is the English wine boom? Who’s going to buy 30m or 40m bottles – compared to under 16m today? Do we need regional designation? And is the Champagne method the only way to produce fizz in Britain?