English sparkling wine sales soar in the run-up to Christmas

Written by Lucy Britner
Wednesday 5th December 2012

Corks are popping for English sparkling wine sales in the run up to Christmas.

Waitrose has reported a year-on-year sales increase of 30% compared to the same week last year for English sparkling wine. Meanwhile, fizz producer Bob Lindo from Camel Valley in Cornwall said he is “struggling to keep up with demand”.

Lindo said: “It’s been a record sales year for Camel Valley and we’re struggling to keep up with demand. Following a repeat of Caroline Quentin’s ‘Cornwall’ series on ITV, mail orders have gone through the roof. In addition we will be featured on Raymond Blanc’s Christmas, BBC2, 13 December, 7pm and Hairy Bikers in the new year – so we’re expecting it to get even more hectic.

There’s no doubt that English fizz is replacing Champagne for that special occasion and for Christmas.”