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As part of Virgin Atlantics’s celebration of English Wine Week, Folc has been selected as Virgin’s exclusive partner to celebrate English wine in all its glory this summer.

Having not served still rosé for seven years, Folc, England’s highest ranking still rosé, will be served in Virgin’s Upper Class Cabins on all routes to the Caribbean and the USA.

Described by renowned wine writer, MaIhew Jukes, as ‘simply sublime’, there is no doubt that this fastest growing still English rosé will make the return to travelling even more enjoyable.

Shiada Drydale, Beverage Lead at Virgin Atlantic, has commented: “To commemorate English Wine Week 2022, we are delighted to offer Folc, a multi award-winning dry English still rosé wine for our Upper Class customers. This will be the first time we have flown an English still rosé, so we are incredibly excited! We are always on the lookout for newcomers to the market and we’re proud to support homegrown talent such as Folc.”

English Wine Week is an annual na/onal campaign to promote English wines and vineyards that, this year, runs from 18-26 June 2022.

Folc’s recently launched 2021 vintage will be served exclusively to customers of the Upper Class cabins that offer ultimate comfort with vast panoramic windows, large TV screens, increased storage space and an illuminated dome ceiling design, including a social space named ‘The LoW’ in which passengers can relax.

Folc’s 2021 vintage is a unique blend of six different grape varie/es: all sourced from family-run vineyards in Kent, East and West Sussex, and Suffolk, comprising Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Bacchus and Kerner.

The grapes make a short trip to Canterbury where they meet folc’s extremely talented winemakers with a combined 60 years of winemaking experience and quality as their number one priority.

Folc was founded by couple Elisha Rai and Tom Cannon, who have a passion for wine and in particular the amazing quality of wine that is produced on English soil.

Having come up with the idea to champion English rosé four years ago, the couple flung themselves into the wine industry in the midst of a world pandemic in 2020.

With Elisha as one of the very few females of colour in UK wine production, Folc recognises that the wine industry has some way to go when it comes to diversity.

The team looks to demystify wine and truly represent and speak the same language as their customers.

The wine is vegan and gluten free, using a limited number of sulphates in the winemaking process without compromising on quality.

The word, Folc, is the Old English word for people, tribe and family, and this is a wine designed to bring people together, best enjoyed chilled with family and friends.

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