“Wine”, the name itself has an intoxicating essence to it. Made out of the fermented grapes or fruits that have dried up or have become rotten, wine is an alcohol based beverage. The practise of taking in wine at all big and small occasions has been an old prevalent custom in our society. The English people were the ones who started the consumption of wine and maintaining its legacy long back. However, hardly few people are aware of the background of the English wine industry and due to this very reason the English wine industry has not got the acclaim and reputation it actually deserves.
Though the roots of the English wine industry lies in the Roman times, it has not yet received the type of reputation it actually requires. The European countries, mainly France, Germany and Italy still dominate the European wine world. The increase in popularity of the new world wines from the countries of New Zealand, California and Australia has created a new appraisal in European wine world. Whatever be the case, the benefit recipient of all these European wines has undoubtedly been England over all times. The English wine industry has been benefitting all this thoroughly. The main factors attributing to this are stated underneath.
The first and foremost reason for this is the number and diversity of the vineyards in England and Wales. There are more than 400 vineyards here. These vineyards may range from small hobby bushes that can up to a dozen bottles of wine a year to large vine trees of commercial interests. Back in 1950s, starting a vineyard was not a wise thing to do but now it is considered to be an investment of extreme legitimacy and profit. The disparity of climates are also a contributing factor for the over whelming demand for English wine industry globally. To be more specific, it is the existence of microclimates there, that have ensured the growth of all types of vineyards in England. Ranging from the chilly hill tops to the sun warm plains, the climate is suitable for almost any type of vineyard.
Several minor and major excellence awards are given to the wine producers and manufacturers for their quality products. It has often been witnessed that a small scale wine industry with less reputation produces better wine than a large scale branded manufacturer. This encourages all small and minor producers in and around England to come up with better and higher quality of wines, with each passing day.
Today the English wine industry is a blooming industry. It not only produces high quality alcoholic beverage for one and all but also generates employment on a large scale. To begin with the top most position you can be a real estate owner of a vineyard and buy and sell new and better vines for business. Next, you can choose to be a stockist of wines and supply wines to all big and small dealers. Even serving wines at posh restaurants, hotels, bars can earn you money. So can selling of wine equipments and barrels fetch money.