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18 July 2014

Duchess of Cornwall hails Cornish sparkling wine

The Duchess of Cornwall has called on Cornish wine producers to come up with an evocative sparkling wine to beat Champagne.

Camilla made her call to arms when she visited Camel Valley Vineyard near Bodmin this week.

She said that since several of Cornwall Britain’s wine makers produced high quality sparkling wine the makers should band together and come up with a name for British sparkling wine which would become as recognisable as champagne.

Champagne is the name used for sparkling wine produced in a certain region of France, and only wine makers there can use the name.

The Duchess, who turns 67 next week, said she enjoyed British wines every bit as much as she did Champagne.

And the wine which inspired her to make her comments was brewed here in Cornwall, at Bob and Annie Lindo’s Camel Valley Vineyard, which has been running for 25 years.

So if you fancy sampling some fine sparkling wine made in Cornwall why not pic up a bottle on your way south to stay at our luxury Cornwall holiday cottages?


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