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English sparkling wines to showcase at Vinitaly

Published:  05 April, 2011

For the first time English Sparkling wines are to be showcased at Vinitaly.

For the first time English Sparkling wines are to be showcased at Vinitaly

It comes on the back of Camel Valley Vineyard recently winning best International Sparking Rosé at Bollicine del Mondo.

The trade visit was encouraged and implemented by Italian wine magazine Euposia, who are organisers of an international sparkling wine competition, Bollicine del Mondo, which is open only to traditional method, traditional varietal sparkling wines.

The delegation will head out to Verona on April 7-10, to present their wines to an assembled audience of trade visitors and journalists as part of the tasting events taking place alongside the wine fair itself.

They are: Bob Lindo of Camel Valley Vineyard, Samantha Linter of Bolney Wine Estate, Andrew Weeber, owner of Gusbourne Estate and Vicky Ash, winemaker at Hush Heath Estate.

Also represented will be Ridgeview Wine Estate and Denbies Wine Estate, whose sparkling wines have earned them top medals and awards nationally and internationally.

Julia Trustram Eve from English Wine Producers, said: "This is a first for English sparkling wine - to have an opportunity to showcase some of our top wines to a truly international audience. This is a start to seeking a higher profile abroad for our wines."

The tasting will take place on April 9.