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Sussex wine producers celebrate after earning PDO status

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Producers including Rathfinny, Ridgeview and Bolney embarked upon their quest to turn Sussex into an appellation back in 2015. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has now finally recognised Sussex wine as a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO). It will enter the register on 5 July, 2022, giving Sussex wine the same legal status as Jersey Royal potatoes, Cornish clotted cream and Stilton cheese. Mark Driver, the former hedge fund manager who set up Rathfinny Wine Estate, said: ‘We can’t wait for the day when you can go into a bar in London, new york, Beijing, or Tokyo and will be asked: would you like a glass of champagne or a delicious glass of Sussex?’ Still and [...] Voir l'article complet sur Decanter

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