The famous Beaujolais Run charity driving event has left from Brands Hatch today. The event is now in its 41st year with a a variety of sports and supercars leaving for France to bring back the first batch of Beaujolais wine of the season.
Can English sparkling wine really compete with French champagne? Vineyard owners in England think it can. Tom Savvides has been speaking to vineyard founder Andrew Weeber and grape picker Rita Everett.
Click video. In the long term climate change is promising some benefits. Vineyards in the region can produce wines which rival some some of the best the French have to offer. Proof has come from a grower in Dorset where the sparkling wine has won the equivalent of the Oscars.
£17,000 - that's the cost of a bottle of 2009 red burgundy in one of the most valuable wine cellars in the world.
It's also possibly one of the biggest cellars, containing millions of bottles from all over the world.
Kerry Swain went for an exclusive look around and speaks to Keith Procter of Berry Bros & Rudd, and Alan Poole, site manager.
Nyetimber Classic Cuvee 2007, from an award-winning West Sussex-based producer regarded as one of England's leading names in sparkling wines. The wine is produced from the three classic champagne varieties and is their latest vintage, released in time for the Jubilee.
Also being served to the royal party will be a Stopham Pinot Blanc 2010, a dry wine produced from the pinot blanc grape from the vineyard near Pulborough, West Sussex. The third wine is the Albury Vineyard Silent Pool Rose 2011, and the first bottles of what is the producer's first wine.
An EU ruling, which has forced a Kentish wine producer to rename one of its products as "a fruit-based alcoholic beverage", is to be questioned in the European Parliament today.
South-East MEP Nigel Farage will challenge the legislators as to why Chapel Down Vineyard can't use the description "Kent Malbec" when the grapes used were imported from Argentina. The EU guidelines say the grapes must have been grown in the UK.
The wine, called "An English Salute", was to be launched on Tuesday 17 April (World Malbec Day) but the producer has been told it can't even sell the bottles already made because of the labeling.