Blog: What does one call English wine!?

James Wilmore | 10 July 2013

The wife of the UK's heir to the throne has weighed in on the discourse around English wine. 

No, the Duchess of Cornwall has not given us her opinion on whether the stuff's any good or not, but a critique of the term "English sparkling wine". During the opening of a new GBP2.5m (US$3.7m) winery at Hambledon Vineyard, in Hampshire yesterday (9 July) Camilla reportedly said: "I think everyone ought to put their heads together and find a new English name for sparkling wine."

She added: "I don't think 'sparkling' sounds good enough. It ought to have something with more depth. That's my good plan to find a new word for it, if anyone's got any ideas I'd be thrilled."

Suggestions are welcome, on a postcard, to: Clarence House, London.


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