Kate and William give UK wine a boost

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British wine has enjoyed a surge in foreign sales after home-grown wine was served at the royal wedding, right, a currency broker said.

Foreign transactions for UK vineyards including Camel Valley in Cornwall have risen 37 per cent, Currency UK said. Camel Valley said: "We've had buyers from Japan and Hong Kong visit us as if we were in the same neighbourhood.

Alex Coates, Currency UK's operations manager, said: "We are also seeing more inquiries from UK vineyards which are looking for the best routes to the export market."