It would appear that it’s not just our guests on Norfolk breaks who are enjoying the bubbles, after it was announced the people of the UK have seen cava and prosecco sales rise by 80% in terms of sparkling wine sales over the past half a decade, HM Revenue and Customs figures have revealed.
UHY Hacker Young, an accountancy group, recently claimed that as much as 31.6 million gallons of prosecco and cava are set to be sold in over the course of 2015/16, which is a growth from the 17.6 million gallons in 2011/12.
France, Spain, and Italy are the major suppliers of sparkling wine as far as importing is concerned, however, last year saw in the region of 37 new wine producers and vineyards open right here in England, which is a wonderful reflection of the ever-increasing recognition home-grown produce is receiving.
Hacker Young partner, James Simmonds, stated how the new figures were a "great boost" for English producers who had opted to show their products to be a "viable alternative".
He added: "Not only is the growing success of English sparkling wine encouraging more to come to the market but more established names are now looking to expand into new stages of growth.
"Vineyards provide businesses with numerous opportunities to diversify and offer additional services such as shops, cafes, wine-tastings, events and weddings as well as producing wine.
"These add-ons can be effective ways for new producers to supplement their income whilst waiting for their wine to mature.
"It's uncertain what will happen after Brexit to UK imports of prosecco and Champagne, but what is clear is that no matter what happens English sparkling wine is already a viable alternative."