Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Although wine has been produced in the United Kingdom since the Roman conquest, wine making has become little more than a hobby in modern times. During the past decade, however, the attainment of a number of major international awards has brought the world's attention to English wine. Wine is mostly produced in the South and South East of England and is predominantly of the sparkling variety. Over the past five years, the industry has enjoyed robust growth, underpinned by rising domestic and international interest in English wine. Warmer than average weather for much of the past decade improved grape yields and wine quality, helping winemakers produce sparkling wines to rival those produced on the continent... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter
The UK Wine Production industry has enjoyed robust growth in recent years, underpinned by rising demand for English and Welsh sparkling wine. After a strong three years through 2012-13, the industry recorded slower growth in 2013-14. Furthermore, a 3.7% fall in revenue, caused by extremely wet weather resulting in lower production in 2011-12 and 2012-13, occurred in 2014-15. Overall, industry revenue is estimated to increase at a compound annual rate of 3.8% over the five years through 2015-16 to total £85.9 million.
The industry has enjoyed buoyant conditions during most of the past five years... purchase to read more