Join us for a tasting of three glasses of English sparkling wine, which we alternate every month.
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ABOUT ENGLISH SPARKLING WINE
Whilst there is evidence that the Romans grew grapes and most definitely drank wine in England, this was more likely to have been for aesthetic purposes rather than wine making.
That is not to say that the English have sat idle ever since! Not only do we import approximately £1.7 billion bottles of wine a year but without us, wine as we know it might very different indeed.
England’s sparkling wines are particularly acclaimed, with Chapel Down, Gusbourne, Nyetimber, Ridgeview, Camel Valley and Ambriel being the most recent to beat prestigious Champagnes at international competitions, reinforcing England’s status as a world class sparkling wine producer.
Indeed, our climate is frequently cited as being the closest to what Champagne was in the 60s, when some of the best Champagnes were made. As well as using the classic Champagne varietal. Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay, English wine producers make award winning sparkling wines using Seyval Blanc, Reichensteiner, Pinot Gris and other less commonly known grape varietals that are early ripening and beautifully suited to our climate.