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A lovely article from wineanorak.com

A lovely article from wineanorak.com

Hambledon is a pretty place. A small village on the South Downs in Hampshire, it's the birthplace of that most English of games, cricket. Between 1750 and 1800 the key match in the cricket calendar was Hambledon versus England! Hambeldon is also the birthplace of the modern English wine industry. Just over 60 years ago, in 1952, Major General Sir Guy Salisbury-Jones, who’d been a subaltern in the trenches in World War 1, was sitting at home, looking out over his property with his stepson, who suggested he should try his hand at growing grape vines.

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