Sam Povey takes a look at pop-up English wine bar The English Vine, who took London by storm last month with an extensive home-grown offering in Shoreditch.
It’s John’s first round-up of the new year, which features a trio of outstanding English sparkling wines as well as a selection of new still releases.
Stephen travelled back to Norfolk to visit Chet Valley Vineyard and meet owner/winemaker John Hemmant to talk birds and wine.
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LATEST SPARKLING WINE REVIEWS
Drinking superbly right now, but will be truly exceptional with more time in the bottle.
A fresh and expressive Blanc de Blancs from Harrow & Hope.
Exceptional balance between the rich, ripe, honest English orchard fruit intensity and the developing autolytic richness.
LATEST STILL WINE REVIEWS
A fresh, crisp and deliciously fruity white blend from Dalwood in Devon.
A beautifully feminine floral Pinot Noir with precise summer red fruit flavours.
Very clean, while the mineral textures build and linger with excellent length.