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English Wine Week

Sip, savor, and celebrate the rich flavors of local vineyards during English Wine Week! Experience the charm of British viticulture at its best.
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June 15
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Here's a reason to raise your glass: English Wine Week begins on June 15! A delightful tradition that has been growing since the 1970s, English Wine Week invites wine enthusiasts and curious beginners alike to explore English vineyards, tastings, and special events all dedicated to celebrating the unique and diverse flavors of English wine. With England's winemaking history dating back to Roman times, this week is a wonderful way to salute the past while savoring the present. So wine lovers, let's uncork a bottle, enjoy the enticing bouquet of our local vineyards, and toast to all the fabulous wines England has to offer!

History of English Wine Week

English Wine Week Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1970</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>English Wine Revival</div><div class='timeline-text'>The English wine industry began its serious revival with the planting of new vineyards and the establishment of ambitious wineries.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1988</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Nyetimber Revolution</div><div class='timeline-text'>Nyetimber in the South of England planted its first vines, beginning a boom in English sparkling wines.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Amid International Recognition</div><div class='timeline-text'>English wines started gaining international recognition and praise for their quality, especially sparkling wines.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2008</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Creation of English Wine Week</div><div class='timeline-text'>First celebration of English Wine Week, established to highlight the emerging prestige and success of the local wine industry.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2016</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>UK Vineyards Expansion</div><div class='timeline-text'>Recorded acreage for vineyards increased this year, showing significant growth of the English wine industry.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>COVID-19 Impact And Adaptation</div><div class='timeline-text'>Despite the global pandemic, English wineries started offering virtual tours and tastings, highlighting the resilience of the industry.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate English Wine Week

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Do a tour of local vineyards</h3><p class='facts-text'>Take a day trip and visit one of the many beautiful vineyards that England has to offer. You will have the opportunity to sample various wines, learn more about the production process, and enjoy the stunning surroundings.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Host an English wine tasting party</h3><p class='facts-text'>Invite some friends over and host an English wine tasting party. You can buy a couple of different English wines to sample and encourage your guests to bring a bottle too.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Cook with English wine</h3><p class='facts-text'>Explore some new recipes that include English wine. This is a great way to explore how wine can enhance the flavor of your food and learn about pairings.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Attend an English wine event</h3><p class='facts-text'>Many vineyards and local wine shops host special events during English Wine Week. This gives you a great chance to learn more about English wines directly from the growers and producers.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Create DIY English wine labels</h3><p class='facts-text'>Get your creative juices flowing and create your own wine labels. This can be a fun activity to do with friends or family. You could even give a bottle of English wine with your unique label as a gift.</p></div></div>

Why We Love English Wine Week

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Discover and Appreciate Local Wines</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>English Wine Week gives us an opportunity to discover and appreciate local English wines. Exploring local vineyards offers insight into the winemaking process, from grape selection to fermentation. It's a chance to dive deeper into the world of wine and understand what makes English wine unique.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Fosters Community Bonding</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Whether it’s with friends at a wine tasting party, or with strangers at a vineyard tour, English Wine Week facilitates bonding and camaraderie among wine lovers. These communal experiences not only create memorable moments, but they also promote a greater sense of community.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Encourages Learning and Creativity</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From learning about food and wine pairings to creating your own English wine label, English Wine Week encourages both learning and creativity. These activities allow us to explore new skills, tastes and even spark our artistic talents.</p></div></div>

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