The English wine industry

thealefoundersreserve2004In 2007 a Theale Vineyard Sparkling Chardonnay 2003 was in the top ten of the Effervescents du Monde (sparkling wines of the world). The English wine industry is getting better all the time.

Here’s some recent coverage:

Whether English wine wins awards or not isn’t really the point. I’m an anti-wine snob:

  • We believe that expensive wine tastes better than cheaper wine but only if we know that it’s more expensive. And if we don’t know the price, cheaper ones taste better (see this video).
  • Even professional wine tasters will often fail a Triangle Test.

Be a productive drunk!