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?
Polly Hammond is the Founder and CEO of 5forests, which means every buck stops with her. As the public face of 5forests, she splits her time between Barcelona, Auckland, and California, consulting, writing, and speaking about the trends that impact today’s lifestyle businesses.