John catches up with Mark Driver, co-owner of Rathfinny to talk about their brand new Classic Cuvée, as well as the full range of sparkling wines.
Recalling a pre-lockdown, muddy trip to Sussex, Sam takes you on a virtual tour of two boutique English winemakers: Breaky Bottom and Court Garden.
WOTM January 2020 Ripe cranberry, wild raspberry, sour cherry and winter spice, this is a real wine lover’s rosé.
The complexities of this wine really stand out, interweaved with apple strudel and light cranberry notes forming a sublime balance.
This wine’s price (£150) and presentation makes a huge statement but it’s Nyetimber’s quality and precise approach that makes it a standout.
Hannah visits Albourne Estate in Sussex to chat to inspirational winemaker Alison Nightingale.
With a family estate dating back to 1743, Hannah tells the story of romance, dreams and vineyards behind Wiston Estate.
A wine with lots of tertiary nuances, ripe stone fruit, red apple and hints of cranberry on the mid-taste with a delicious nutty, baked pastry complexity
Bright red cherry and cranberry flavours that soften to creamier textures and notes of warm brioche. Delicious!
Notes of thyme and sage add a savoury component that would pair well with many summer dishes.
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.
Spritely energy with richer, riper tropical fruit and white peach notes.
A return to the unique place that is Breaky Bottom to taste three new Cuvée as well as a rather special gem from the 80’s.
The latest article from Stephen saw him visit the South Downs to take in the views and sample the fine sparkling wines of Upperton.
A very pure, dry expression of Bacchus but with the added lift of the light bubbles.
A rosé that you can generously sip away on without feeling too guilty about the units.
WOTM March 2019 Seasoned with toasted hazelnuts and mineral tone; a thoroughly captivating English sparkling experience.
Drinking superbly right now, but will be truly exceptional with more time in the bottle.
An exceptionally balanced Blanc de Blancs from Nyetimber that is only just entering its stride and with a long life ahead.
A confident rosé is suited to those who find the angular acidity of some English sparkling wines a little bracing.
A sublime Sussex sparkling demonstrating exceptional development and integration.
A first of its kind Meunier Blanc de Noirs with distinctive red apple, berry and nutty savoury character.
A deeper rosé with rich wild strawberry, raspberry and a hint of winter spice.