Thought France was the perfect place to produce wine? You may need to look a little further north.
For despite being better known for its steel, Sheffield now enjoys better conditions for vineyards than the Champagne region, it was claimed yesterday.
Warming - Winemaker - Kieron - Atkinson - Milder
And it is all down to global warming, according to winemaker Kieron Atkinson. He said milder temperatures had led to the rapid expansion of the English wine industry, with a ‘better quality and quantity’ being produced.
Mr Atkinson, who runs the vineyard at Renishaw Hall near Sheffield, added: ‘Not only is the weather improving from a pure grape-growing perspective but it’s also getting warmer at key times. We get more flowers on the vine.
Temperatures - Europe - Everything
‘There have also been increasing temperatures throughout Europe. Everything is...