From Scotland through Wales and down to the southern coast of England the interest in wine that has always been impressive in the U.K. is continuing to grow in a range of different ways. U.K. vintners are now found in almost every area of the country offering their services to local people and to those around the world who are hoping to take advantage of the knowledge and skills of these wine merchants, who Citrite reports includes wine specialists like the Welsh company Viader Vintners and Merchant Vintners who have built a strong following in Scotland.
U.K. vintners have played a key role in the development of the wine industry around the world with a major role being played in the global industry from the Middle Ages onward; vintners began developing the U.K. as a major hub for the wine industry as early as the 13th century and continue to do so over the centuries through to the present day. In the modern world, vintners have become such an important aspect of the British wine industry that apprenticeships have now been developed in the industry in a bid to make sure the next generation of wine merchants are trained and knowledgeable for the future of the industry, according to Glass of Bubbly.
One of the major bonuses for U.K. vintners who have traditionally been looking to develop partnerships with wine producers from traditional wine production areas of Europe and in the newly developing areas of Australia and the U.S. The English wine industry was always seen as something of a misnomer as the major U.K. vintners have always looked outside their own country to source the best wines, A&B Vintners, for example, looks to areas of southern and central France to bring the best wines to the public.
A good sign for vintners in the U.K. is the growth of the wine industry on the southern coast of England where a major surge in the number of vineyards has recently been seen. English wine producers have become specialists in the development of sparkling wines that have won awards around the world and have led to England hosting a major global conference to help develop the industry for cool climate wine production.