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
WOTM February 2019 Packed full of character; crisp orchard fruit leads to fuller notes of honeyed apricot and delicious biscuit notes.
Really impresses with its long, drawn out finish with hints of citrus zest, red currant and raspberry.
Bright and crisp up front, with tangy cranberry and red currant notes, ripe orchard fruit flavours and a fine mousse.
LATEST STILL WINE REVIEWS
This fine English Chardonnay straddles that fine line between textural oaky delight and precise, punchy fruit purity.
A light, refreshing Chardonnay with crisp green apple and bold, zippy citrus flavours.
A very pretty, light red wine from Norfolk that is delicious served lightly chilled.