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Why there has Never Been a More Exciting Time for English Wine

September 22, 2017

Unbeknown to many, the UK wine industry makes a significant contribution to the UK economy, generating £9.1bn in total contribution to the public purse, employing 170,000 directly and a further 100,000 in the supply chain. And this isn't a new phenomenon; globally, the UK has played a central - but often overlooked - role in the world's wine industry from as far back as the Middle Ages, with British companies paving the way for the establishment of a truly vibrant and dynamic industry.