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.
John reviews some of the best budget sparkling wine buys in the supermarkets right now.
Cuvee Chérie is Nyetimber’s Demi-Sec wine – released for the first time in 2012 – that has been rejuvenated with new packaging, a new name and a new positioning.
Simpsons Wine Estate has announced that four new English still wines will be released later this year, to be distributed by Roberson Wine.
Next month’s ProWein will see Black Chalk seek opportunities to launch its wines to the international arena.
Davenport Vineyards has beaten the competition to take home the Amorim Sustainability Award in this year’s international Drinks Business Green Awards.
We catch up with Charles and Ruth Simpson at the press launch of their inaugural Canterbury Rose 2016.
Wine producers across the UK are hailing 2018 the harvest of the century following a record-breaking summer and an unusually warm autumn resulting in excellent quality grapes with high yields.
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LATEST SPARKLING WINE REVIEWS
A very welcoming light creaminess that adds texture and contrast to the fresh, crisp red berry fruit flavours.
A delicious, rich Brut Reserve from Gusbourne with lovely nutty complexity.
A beautiful fusion of youthful citrus fruit and crunchy apples complemented by rounder, peachy notes.
LATEST STILL WINE REVIEWS
Intense red cherry and wild raspberry flavours, with a lick of black berry fruits and a reassuring savoury depth.
Lots of crunchy green fruit and zestiness upfront, but with the delightful ripeness and summer sunshine of the 2018 vintage showing through
A hugely distinctive and compelling wine with complex aromas of tropical fruit, grass and herbs.