Sitting on the chalky hills of New Alresford, Pommery’s Hampshire estate is certainly not standing in the shadows of Champagne. John visited the estate during a promising 2021 harvest.
Great British Wine founder John started his English wine journey as a prolific reviewer on popular wine app Vivino. After relocating to Surrey in 2013, he discovered great wines were on his doorstep, and set about exploring the world of English wine, launching the website in 2015. Now a self-appointed Great British Wine ambassador, he has a mission to explore all corners of the UK to uncover the best producers and most exciting wines.
A visit to Busi Jacobsohn to meet Douglas and Susanna and taste their distinctive English sparkling wines.
With the colder months approaching, John takes a look at nine diverse and delicious English Blanc de Noirs.
John take his annual look at the IEWA 2020 Gold Medal winners, including overall winners Black Chalk and Stopham Estate.
John takes a look at the latest Blanc de Noirs 2014 and discusses the new look labels and future developments at the Wiston Estate.
This month’s round-up looks at a trio of delicious new English sparkling wines as well as a selection of fresh and tasty 2020 vintage still wines.
A midsummer round-up of some of the latest and greatest English wines, including a new High Clandon Cuvée and a selection of spectacular 2020 still wines.
John talks to and tastes the first sparkling wines from Mereworth in Kent.
It’s English Wine Week, and to celebrate we have partnered with The Vineyards of the Surrey Hills to put together a mixed case and live tasting.
John reviews a selection of still and sparkling Welsh wine from White Castle and Montgomery vineyard.
This month it’s a rosé-tinted round-up, with John looking at the latest and greatest still and sparkling pink wines.
This month’s round-up looks at some of the latest and greatest Great British sparkling wine releases.
Celebrating #GreatBrtishRoséWeek, John visited Albury Organic Vineyard in Surrey for a tasting and talk about the new Silent Pool Rosé 2020.
Exton Park has relaunched and rebranded with a striking new look and an increased focus on their unique Reserve Blend approach.
Continuing his coverage of Essex, John takes a look at the game-changing first releases of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to come from Danbury Ridge Wine Estate.
For his latest round-up, John takes a look at a trio of English Bacchus and Chardonnay, including the sublime Octagon Block from Danbury Ridge.
John interviews Liz Sagues, who launches her latest book Sussex by the Glass for International Women’s Day.
For this month’s round-up, John puts the focus back on English sparkling, with six top new wine picks.
John takes a look at Defined Wine, a new contract only winery set in the heart of Kent, including a preview of 2020 vintage wines.
John takes a look at the transformation of the Henners winery and brand under the ownership of Boutinot.
A look at New Hall Vineyard, who have over five decades of winemaking experience in the heart of Essex.
With valentine’s just around the corner, John takes a look at six delectable English sparkling rosé wines to open and share with your loved one.
This month’s roundup takes a look at sparkling wines made from lesser known grapes from across the country.
After a chance meeting over three years ago, John talks to Mark and Julie of Artelium Wine Estate about their journey so far.