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These are the 10 most popular types of wine in the UK

by 360 Dotnet
2nd Mar 15 11:06 am

We aren’t exactly known for our oenophilia here in Blightly.

More than once I have seen French friends shudder as they observe us lesser-palated persons picking up a bottle from the offie, as Brits’ selection of wine is often based on a rather simple three-pronged criteria: 1) Right price / special offer on price; 2) Heard of that grape before; 3) The label’s quite jazzy.

So it’s perhaps not that surprising that our favourite grape, sauvingnon blanc – according to new research from Laithwaites based on its 400,000-strong customer database – is one often completely panned by those who actually work in wine and/or who know what they’re talking about when it comes to viticulture.

Nothing in our favourite top 10 grape varities is all that imaginative, if we’re honest. But perhaps, exploring more refined selections from experts like Seven Cellars wine merchants could broaden your wine horizons.

Ah well – let’s just get drunk and forget about it. That’s the British way.

Here are the top 10 most popular grape varieties in the UK (excluding blends):

1. Sauvignon Blanc

2. Chardonnay

3. Merlot

4. Cabernet Sauvignon

5. Shiraz

6. Grenache

7. Pinot Noir

8. Tempranillo

9. Pinot Grigio

10. Malbec


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