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.
Monday 10th September sees wine judges head to Dorset’s Langham Wine Estate for the 2018 South West Vineyards Association (SWVA) competition.
Top bank holiday English Sparkling deals from Waitrose Cellar, with an extra 8% off all orders over £80 for Great British Wine readers.
Already one of England’s most iconic and recognisable wine brands, Nyetimber unveils a smart new look for its full range of premium sparkling wines.
Norfolk’s Flint Vineyard launches a first of its kind English Charmat method sparkling Rosé.
Hattingley Valley announces participation in this month’s 2018 Nantucket Wine Festival and a fresh look for the US market.
With the Royal Wedding less than 3 weeks away, Greyfriars Vineyard have made a well-timed launch of their Cuvée Royale.
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LATEST SPARKLING WINE REVIEWS
A beautiful fusion of youthful citrus fruit and crunchy apples complemented by rounder, peachy notes.
Pretty cranberry and raspberry flavours partnering crisp apple and sweet pear notes.
A flourish of crisp apples and hints of white peach, before a wave of tangy red fruit and light spiced almond notes.
LATEST STILL WINE REVIEWS
Notes of thyme and sage add a savoury component that would pair well with many summer dishes.
Spritely energy with richer, riper tropical fruit and white peach notes.
This wine was such an exciting sip, and my favourite of an incredibly strong line-up of 2018 wines from Flint.