Speaking at a DWWA 2015 masterclass to celebrate medal winning wines from ‘unexpected places’, Basset told the sell-out audience that English wine is in a ‘very exciting place’.
‘I reckon English wine is like New Zealand in the 1980s,’ Basset said at the masterclass, held on the opening day of the Vinexpo 2015 wine honest in Bordeaux. ‘At that time, New Zealand was not very well known, but now it is considered a very serious wine producer.’
At the masterclass, Basset picked
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