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Camilla calls for new name for English sparkling wine

The Duchess of Cornwall has called for a new name for English sparkling wine after visiting a winery in Hampshire earlier this week.

“Everyone ought to put their heads together and find a new English name for sparkling wine,” Camilla told guests as she officially opened the Hambledon Vineyard Winery in Hampshire. “I don’t think sparkling sounds good enough.”


Camilla officially opened the Hampshire Vineyard. Photo: Hambledon Vineyard/Twitter.

The Duchess was speaking in her role as president of the UK Vineyard Association and added: “I think it ought to have something with more depth, that’s my good plan to find a new word for it. If anyone’s got any ideas I’d be thrilled.”

Camilla was visiting the Hambledon Vineyard in Hampshire, which produces English sparkling wines, after the estate has undergone a £2.5million investment.

During her visit, the wife of Prince Charles was given a tour of the redeveloped estate and was treated to some of the wines that will be launched in 2015.

Earlier this week, Camilla revealed she is very excited for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first child and eagerly anticipating the news.

“We are very excited, immensely looking forward to it and waiting for that call,” Camilla revealed to reporters on Thursday as she attended the preview day of the Coronation Festival at Buckingham Palace.


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