'Pop open a winner - it's a vintage year for English bubbly' Olly Smith, The Mail Online
"British wine and English wine are two very different things, and it’s all too easy to get them confused.
British wine isn’t made from grapes grown in Great Britain. It’s fermented and bottled on our shores, but the grape juice – often arriving in concentrate form – comes from abroad.
English wine, on the other hand, is made from grapes grown in England. And I’m a massive fan of the rising quality of English sparkling wine in particular.
For the second year in a row, Camel Valley in Cornwall won the International Sparkling Rosé Trophy, for its Pinot Noir Rosé 2009. That means it’s officially the very best in the world! It’s £24.95 from camelvalley.com, and I’ve just ordered a case."