An initiative to promote English wine was launched on Monday ­ St George's Day. English Wine Producers has won funding from Food from Britain and support from tourism minister Janet Anderson for English Wine Week which will run over the Whitsun Bank Holiday from May 26 to June 3. Anderson recognised that Wine Week would draw visitors to the countryside ­ where the tourist trade has been badly hit by the foot and mouth outbreak ­ through promotions and tours of vineyards. {{DRINKS }}

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