The 10 most popular varieties of wine in Britain

Evan Bartlett@ev_bartlett
Sunday 01 March 2015 15:30

One of Britain's leading wine retailers has revealed the nation's favourite grapes and which varieties are popular in which region.

According to Laithwaite's, which gathered the figures from its database of 400,000 customers, the most popular out of hundreds of varieties for sale in "Grape Britain" (their joke, not ours) is Sauvignon Blanc.

Meanwhile, the retailer found that Champagne was most popular in the City of London, Pinot Grigio was popular in Pembroke and the people of Ramsgate love Rosé.

Here are the 10 most popular wines (excluding blends):

1. Sauvignon Blanc

2. Chardonnay

3. Merlot

4. Cabernet Sauvignon

5. Shiraz

6. Grenache

7. Pinot Noir

8. Tempranillo

9. Pinot Grigio

10. Malbec

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