# Saturday, 11 October 2008

The cold summer may not have been that good for sun lovers but it has been good for sparkling wine. The summer has boosted the acidity in Cornish vineyards producing a much higher quality of sparkling wine than usual. Whilst the poor weather reduced the overall crop of grapes by around 80% the remaining grapes are perfect for making sparkling wine. The Camel Valley Vineyard will use them to make its wine called "Cornwall" which came second at the inaugural sparkling wine contest in Italy beating vineyards from Champagne but losing to Bollinger. This years bottling should produce and even better vintage that the vineyard owner believes could rival even France's best champagne. Now where do I buy some of this?