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  • Three cheers: a trio of English wines

    6 days ago - By The Guardian

    Delicious home-grown wines made from the Bacchus grape New Hall Bacchus, Essex 2016 (from £9.50, Newhall wines ; Mr Wheeler Wine)
    English winemaking used to be a rather eccentric, eclectic pursuit. Certainly, the set of grape varieties farmers used were not the kind you'd really find elsewhere in the world. They were mostly hybrids or crossings that had been bred for hardiness and early ripening, chosen for their ability to withstand the English climate rather than their reputation for making fabulous wine. Despite the fizzy gold rush that has, in the past couple of decades, filled English...
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