New British Wine – book review

New British Wine book cover

Abbie Moulton and Maria Bell comb the UK’s backroads for some of its most exciting, innovative wineries.

New British Wine
New makers, new flavours, new ethos
Abbie Moulton and Maria Bell
Published by Hoxton Mini Press
ISBN 9781914314230
£35, $40

The term ‘British wine’ makes everyone in the wine industry draw breath and gurn. That’s because, if a bottle is labelled ‘British Wine’ it means that the contents are a manufactured concoction of bulk-imported, reconstituted grape-must concentrate that is fermented and then often sweetened, fortified and flavoured. Horrible stuff, to put it politely, with barely a passing resemblance...