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Late spring frosts cause damage


As much as 50% of England’s grape harvest is reported affected by deep frosts that occurred in the last few days of April. The air frost caused major damage to buds that had bloomed earlier than usual because of warm weather earlier in the month.

Denbies Wine Estate in Surrey produces 500,000 bottles of wine each year, but about 75 per cent of its vines were affected. England has 133 wineries and produced five million bottles of wine in 2015.