Talking Wine – November 2013

We are now mostly familiar with the success of sparkling wine in this country especially with so many awards being won by the likes of Camel Valley, Ridgeview and Nyetimber to name but a few. Sadly we are not permitted to use the term Champagne in the UK even though it is to all intents and purposes the same thing. English Sparkling Wine sounds so dull and the latest suggestion is Britagne (pronounced Brittania). Does anyone have any better ideas?