Talk:Wine from the United Kingdom

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Beer and Oxymorons[edit]

I have removed the reference to an oxymoron:

  • It could be construed as POV
  • Technically, even if you understand the implicit joke, it isn't an oxymoron.

Also, it's usually best to start an article with the name of the subject in bold, so I have removed the reference to beer.

Portnadler 09:08, 13 September 2006 (UTC)

Non-grape wines?[edit]

Should drinks such as elderberry wine feature in this category?

Ash (talk) 14:13, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

Global warming[edit]

Is there any proof for global warming in the 70s, or is that someones POV? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 74.71.34.14 (talk) 01:19, 21 January 2007 (UTC).

Rewrite[edit]

Badly needs a complete rewrite, which I'm happy to add to my to do list, but for now I'll just tag it to the Wine Project and say that I support the merger of British wine FlagSteward 15:02, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Scottish wine[edit]

Non-existent, right?--h i s s p a c e r e s e a r c h 00:17, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

Tax[edit]

"Few wine drinkers are aware that the tax paid by most wineries in Europe, exists only as a duty set by the established vineyard themselves, and a mere 12p per litre in France (where duty is regulated by the government). In the UK, wieries(sic) can expect to pay at least £2.54 per litre of wine they produce, prior to VAT or any additional labour, bottling, labeling(sic) costs etc."

Nonsense - the tax levels are the same where the wine is sold. French wine sold in the UK pays the same tax. English wine exported to France pays the same tax as the French.

The higher tax in the UK makes all wine more expensive and so makes English wine more competitive, otherwise French wine would be so cheap in the UK it would be very hard to compete.

The only effect is that caused by people going to France on day trips to buy wine, buying the cheapest they will return with French wine.

If 4million bottles is 1% of consumption 400million bottles are consumed. QuentinUK (talk) 00:07, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

Photo[edit]

"English" Wine Shop, Rohtang Pass, northern India. 2004.

"English" Wine Shop, Rohtang Pass, northern India. 2004. Is this wine shop selling English wine? In the window is "8PM Whiskey" an Indian brand. Probably just a shop name with no meaning - it doesn't look like it sells expensive wine. I could be wrong. Add back with a reference from a reliable source.

"English wine" is also a common generic term used in India meaning "Western spirits". So not relevant to this article.

QuentinUK (talk) 00:11, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

The Hindi text reads "Theka sharaab desi", meaning "national alcohol shop", so it is unlikely to have anything truly English, except perhaps re-filled bottles. Ash (talk) 14:10, 15 June 2012 (UTC) 14:09, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

Addition of John Edginton under 20th Century[edit]

This section added by JohnBoyFlash is still un-referenced, and upon further research I cannot find any information about this man. In fact the Oxford Companion to Wine sites a different man Major-General Sir Guy Salisbury-Jones as the first person to establish commercial vineyards in Hambledon in Hampshire in the early 1950s. I will be adding this and removing the text about John Edginton unless references predating that of the Oxford Companion emerge Firebuild (talk) 10:12, 16 July 2014 (UTC)