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English wine’s bright future

This year, English winegrowers suffered one of their worst spring frosts. Despite the cold spell, the prospects for their wines long-term are pretty good

By Barry Smith   July 2017

In May this year, English winegrowers suffered one of their worst spring frosts, wiping out up to half of the crop in some vineyards. A blow that comes just as the English wine industry is in the ascendant and many producers are collecting international medals.

It wasn’t just English vines that were affected though. Vineyards in Bordeaux and Burgundy were also hit by the sudden cold spell. The freeze came after a warm spring that brought early…

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