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Reports of the 2020 European Harvest
“Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” as Autumn approaches I am not sure what Keats would have made of the last few months, but I always look forward to the glorious Autumn colours and warming dishes deserving of rich reds and smooth whites.
The European grape harvest started early this year due to early season warm temperatures. It is generally thought to be an exceptional, high quality crop with comparisons being made to 2003 and 2015.
But most regions are facing a loss of sales due to Covid 19’s effect on the hospitality sector, stocks of previous vintages are therefore still very high.
Millions of Euros in subsidies are being given to winemakers as difficult decisions are made to limit or cut production, discard grapes and in some regions turn existing stock into industrial alcohol for hand sanitiser. This harsh economic climate means that we will not see a drop in pricing, but we will have the 2020 vintage to look forward to.
Sadly, we are currently experiencing some supply problems with our New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc’s, but we have delicious alternatives available so do call us to discuss, we are always happy to chat about our wines.
We are independent wine merchants based in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Our delivery vans cover East Anglia and we can happily send wines to anywhere in mainland UK, via courier.
We look forward to hearing form you.