Backing English Wine in our Embassies

Neil has supported a Bill by colleague, Nusrat Ghani MP, to require British embassies and high commissions to purchase English wines and sparkling wines and serve them at overseas functions and events.

Neil was appointed the UK Vineyard's Association Parliamentary English Wine Champion last year. He was one of the eight MPs to officially support the Bill in its firs stage in the Commons. The Bill aims to showcase the booming English wine industry abroad and boost exports around the world.

Commenting on the Bill, Neil said: 

"I am glad to support this Bill. The English wine industry is booming and our embassies should be used to showcase our excellent produce to overseas markets. English wine is going from strength to strength and any steps our embassies can take to support domestic produce, the better.”