Number of miles the sparkling wine vineyards of southern England are from Champagne. Thanks to nearly identical chalky soils laid down before the English Channel formed, England is now the newest hotspot for fine fizz. More than 5,000 bottles of English sparkling came into the U.S. last year. Within the next 3 years, the English sparkling industry is projected to be worth 36 million U.S. dollars.

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