Great British Wine Launches First English Bacchus Tasting

Friday 5th August 2016, – a specialist website covering the domestic English & Welsh wine industry is soon launching its first in a series of panel tasting articles focussing on single grape varietal wines produced in England.

The first in this series will be focussing on England’s leading single varietal white grape: Bacchus. The grape has recently entered the spotlight after several high profile awards, including Norfolk-based Winbirri Vineyards whose Bacchus 2015 scooped an outstanding four trophies at this year’s English & Welsh Wine of the Year Competition, organized by the UK Vineyards Association (UKVA).

On Saturday August 13th the Great British Wine team will meet to taste many of the country’s finest Bacchus offerings, with their journey taking them from the regions of Sussex, Kent, Surrey, Hampshire, though to East Anglia, Devon, Dorset and Worcestershire.


The tasting will focus on many of the latest 2014 & 2015 Bacchus releases from wineries across the country. Also included will be a few of the more innovative examples, including an oak fermented Bacchus Fumé, and perhaps most excitingly a rare opportunity to try a dessert wine from Hattingley Valley’s Entice, a dessert wine made from frozen Bacchus grapes.

A comprehensive article will be published looking at the subtleties that are observed between the different wines tasted – with a view to bringing Bacchus to the wider wine drinking audience.

John Mobbs, Owner of says;

“The buzz over the last few years has all been about English Sparkling, but now it is time for English still wine to enter the spotlight. No longer can Bacchus simply be seen as England’s lighter alternative to Sauvignon Blanc. Fresh, distinctive and punchy, typified by citrus, elderflower and hedgerow notes, Bacchus is quintessentially English!”

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