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Welsh Wine Industry On The Rise

Published on May 4 2016 10:07 AM in Drinks tagged: Wine / bordeaux / Wales / Drinks

Welsh Wine Industry On The Rise

The French wine world, in particular Bordeaux, has begun investing in wine from an unlikely source, Wales.

According to The Telegraph, the Welsh wine industry has undergone a 70 per cent increase in wine making over the past decade, and as a result, is trying to keep up with demand for their product.

With Wales having ideal conditions for growing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes, growers are expecting an increase from 17 vineyards to 50 by 2035, as well as having four to six wineries.

If this rate of expansion is maintained, Welsh growers feel they will have the potential to compete with the newly developed wine industry in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Welsh winery, Ancre Hill Estates, has previously won world acclaim with their 2008 sparkling wine vintage at the Bollicine del Mondo International Competition in Italy.

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