Louis Pommery England
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.
A visit to Busi Jacobsohn to meet Douglas and Susanna and taste their distinctive English sparkling wines.
Great British Wine Round-up September 2021
With the colder months approaching, John takes a look at nine diverse and delicious English Blanc de Noirs.
LATEST SPARKLING WINE REVIEWS
Dunleavy Sparkling Red 2018
A crisp sparkling red that feels like a deep, dark rosé, with some lovely crunchy red fruit, tangy cranberry and pink grapefruit peel.
Wiston Estate Cuvée Brut 2015
A hint of tangy red berries and lots of nutty pastry complexity, leading to a clean mineral finish.
Ashling Park Estate Cuvée NV
Superbly wholesome and precise, but seasoned with just the right amount of spiced pastry and biscuit to add structure and texture.
LATEST STILL WINE REVIEWS
Stanlake Park Pinot Noir 2018
Ripe cherry-focussed flavours and light tannic structure with well integrated oak textures.
Denbies Vineyard Select Pinot Noir 2018
Cherry and ripe raspberry flavours, backed by dark chocolate and a crushed peppery spice.
Blackbook Controversy 2019 Pinot Meunier
Very clean and zest, with fresh and floral notes.