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Chris Brook-Carter | 3 June 2004

As if being beaten by the Australians in the race for supermarket sales wasn’t depressing enough, one of France’s Champagnes has been beaten in a blind taste test by three sparklers produced in England – oh the ignominy! 

Three English sparkling wines beat the Tesco Premier Cru Champagne Brut in a blind taste test for Which? magazine. The Champagne had previously topped a a blind taste test in the magazine in 2002.

No doubt the whole of Chablis breathed a sigh of relief when results for the still wines came in and none of the 17 English still wines tested merited special mention.

However, the sparkler results should in the least provoke a rethink about how the English wine industry is viewed from the outside


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