The first round-up of the year sees John tasting a diverse selection of still and sparkling wine new releases from across the country.
Stephen visits the picturesque Fairmile Vineyard in Henley-on-Thames.
A look at the 2020 vintage of Danbury Ridge Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the Crouch Valley, Essex.
LATEST SPARKLING WINE REVIEWS
Superbly structured, beginning with brisk, crisp acidity before giving way to creamy stone fruit and biscuity layers.
Orchard fruits at the forefront, while riper peachy notes form on the mid-taste.
Distinctive and rich, and it’s a wine that I would have a lot of fun with some meaty food pairings.
LATEST STILL WINE REVIEWS
Joyous, fruity and refreshing, with bursts of tangy red berries interspersed with crisp citrus.
Vibrant, with a peppery, punchy fusion of tangy red berries, hints of blackberry, spice and grip.
A promising Chardonnay with notes of ripe apple and peach, butterscotch and toasted spice.