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The Fizz Biz

28 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 18 August 2012

There's a new boom in English sparkling wine.

It is taking on Champagne and (sometimes) beating it.

But what's behind the bubbles?

Peter Day finds out from some of the top English growers and a select group of world wine experts on a pioneering trip into unknown territory.

  • Contributors to this programme:

    Steven Spurrier
    Bride Valley Vineyard

    Stephen Skelton
    Wine consultant

    Eric Heerema
    Owner, Nyetimber

    Mike Roberts
    Founder, Ridgeview Wine Estate

    Mark Banham
    Manager, Palmer’s Wine Store

    Ian Edwards
    Owner, Furleigh Estates

  • Can English sparkling wine impress the experts?

    Can English sparkling wine impress the experts?

    Made in England has not always been the best pitch when it comes to selling wine, but is that all about to change?

    Watch Peter's report on the BBC News website



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