The English wine industry is winning the backing of major retailers for its big promotional push in June. Two multiple grocers and an off licence chain have signed up to support English Wine Week, which runs from June 1-9. A spokeswoman for English Wine Producers (EWP) said the industry hoped for a boost from a heightened sense of patriotism that it believed would surround the Queen's Golden Jubilee celebrations. EWP is working with Food from Britain to raise the profile of English wines and regional food. It will be helping to create and promote special events at the vineyards, where there will be price reductions. The event was first staged last year but it was badly hit by the foot and mouth epidemic because consumers were unable to get to some of the vineyards. {{DRINKS }}

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