English Wine Week

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:48 pm on 23rd June 2021.

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Photo of Peter Bottomley Peter Bottomley Father of the House of Commons 5:48 pm, 23rd June 2021

May I first thank my hon. Friend for his leadership of the English wines group and for his expansive way of making it for all this country?

One of the issues raised by English wine producers, and in particular by producers of sparkling wine, where we are doing really well, is that we ought to be able to bring in half-litre bottles. [Interruption.] Forgive me; I am being asked to go to the pub. We can sell still wine in half-litres and some English wine growers suggest that, now that we are free of EU rules, it would be a good idea to do the same for sparkling wine.