Fortnum’s brings in first non-fizz English wine

Fortnum & Mason has added the first English still wine to its range.

The Bacchus wine has been made by Laneberg, an urban winery in Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, which sources grapes from vineyards further south in England.

The wine is retailing for £15.95.

Wine buyer Jamie Waugh, said: “We cast our net far and wide, tasting over 40 different wines blind.

"We then concluded that we wanted a distinctly English wine, and Bacchus fits this description perfectly with its potential to become the flagship varietal in the UK.

“We’re confident our customers will love the 2019 vintage of our new Bacchus, a welcome addition to our extensive portfolio of still, sparkling, sweet and fortified wines.”

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