The great English wine name debate

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  • Tuesday 9 August 2011

Following our story 'English wine community split over new names for sparkling', we're asking you what name you think should be used to describe English wine.

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Vote below or add your own suggestions in the comments underneath.

Two names have been put forward as a generic term for English sparkling wine: Britagne and Merret. Which do you prefer?

  • I don’t like either. What’s wrong with ‘English Sparkling Wine’? (963 vote, 63%)
  • Britagne. Its Anglo-Gallic ring encapsulates the entente cordiale (347 vote, 23%)
  • Merret. It has a degree of distinction. (220 vote, 14%)

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