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British wine industry increased plantings by 74% over the past five years

Soaring demand for English and Welsh wine has inspired producers to increase the total land under vine by 74% over the past five years. (Decanter)

Jackson Family Wines invests in British vines and wines

For the first time, an international still-wine producer is making a major investment in English wine. From their base in Sonoma, California, Jackson Family Wines  just announced their intention to acquire 65 acres (26 ha) of land to be planted with vines in Essex’s Crouch Valley, one of the warmest parts of England, described recently by Tam as England’s Côte d’Or. (Jancis Robinson)