English still wine grows up

Susie Barrie and Peter Richards, married Masters of Wine with a special interest in English wine

To complement today's tasting article on English still wines, married Masters of Wine Susie Barrie and Peter Richards, particularly well-informed observers* of the English wine scene, comment on the evolution of this often-overlooked category.

English still wine. Three simple words that provoke a host of different reactions, from indignation to enthusiasm via aversion and bafflement. 

Our response, having kept a close eye on the evolution of English wine, is primarily one of excitement at the quality and potential, albeit tempered by reservations over high prices. On this, we agree with Jancis when she writes in 2018 - England's miracle vintage...