An English wine has beaten global competition to win the top sparkling wine award in an international competition.
RidgeView Wine Estate in Sussex took the World Wide Trophy for Best Sparkling Wine at the International Wine and Spirit Competition 2005, with its RidgeView Merret Bloomsbury 2002. Winners were announced at Vinexpo in Bordeaux last week.
RidgeView has secured a £48,000 Processing and Marketing Grant (PMG) to extend its facilities and double its output to more than 100,000 bottles per year by the end of the decade.