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British weather good for the wine industry

Cool temperatures could mean British bubbles better Champagne

If you fancy breaking open a bottle of something home-grown to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday you could be in luck.

New research from Harvard University reveals that English sparkling wine could overtake France’s Champagne region in terms of production – if temperatures continue to rise. 

As the climate heats up, it’s good news for vintage Champagne tipples as the grapes used to make it ripen quicker, but warmer weather could also have a negative effect on the vines leading to deteriorating flavours.

Whereas cooler conditions in the South of England are becoming perfect for sparkling wine production, with Champagne Tattinger believed to be snapping up land in the region.

Bottled and Boxed gift suppliers sell a great selection of English sparkling wine, including this Chapel Down Brut Rose priced at £27.98.

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