Sam takes a look at the wines of Ortega-specialist Westwell wines, and the journey from the music industry into to winemaking for Adrian Pike.
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.
The generosity and ripeness of the 2018 vintage manifests itself in waves of ripe red and black berries.
An outstanding English Pinot, packed full of ripe, concentrated red fruit and wondrous mouthfeel.
Brilliantly vivid and vibrant red fruit flavours with salted-pretzel complexities.
Vibrant cherries, raspberry and cherry blossom, with some deep spiced oak and savoury textures.
In the second English Vertical Series, John tastes through the first four vintages of Simpsons Roman Road Chardonnay.
In a new series looking at iconic English wine styles, John takes a look at a duo of still Chardonnays from Gusbourne in Kent.
WOTM November 2019 Immaculate and Chablis-esque, with lovely hints of minerality, suggestions of toasted oak, tangerine peel and spice.
A visit to Squerryes Winery in Kent to meet Henry Warde and sample the latest in English sparkling and food hospitality.
Intense red cherry and wild raspberry flavours, with a lick of black berry fruits and a reassuring savoury depth.
Lots of crunchy green fruit and zestiness upfront, but with the delightful ripeness and summer sunshine of the 2018 vintage showing through
A delicious, rich Brut Reserve from Gusbourne with lovely nutty complexity.
A beautiful fusion of youthful citrus fruit and crunchy apples complemented by rounder, peachy notes.
An intense fusion of tropical fruit, zesty citrus fruits and vibrant tropics that is immediately Bacchus-like, with added bubbles.
A most vivid ruby red colour, with a dynamic nose of cherry, wild strawberry and dried herb notes.
WOTM May 2019 A celebration of English Chardonnay purity, and it comes with such welcoming texture and complexity.
WOTM April 2019 A little nervy; tangy apple and vibrant citrus, but it integrates so brilliantly with the supple mousse.
Baked apple pudding and ripe stone fruit flavours set the stage for an incredibly approachable Blanc de Blancs.
This wine is a big rugged rosé, with bright and tangy red fruit flavours & biscuity complexity.
Producer: Chapel Down Region: Kent Product Type: Gin RRP: £33.99 Volume: 41.2% PRODUCT REVIEW The latest spirit from Chapel Down is the on-trend Pinot Noir Gin, a light blush coloured gin that has arrived just in time for spring. This is once again derived from English wine grape skins, this time from Pinot Noir, which […]
John heads back to Kent to visit Chartham Vineyard, a family business with a firm eye on art and the community.
Bright and precise, this elegant Blanc de Blancs excels with its focussed orchard fruit flavours and delicate minerality.
A superbly balanced Pinot Noir from Hush Heath, with youthful red berry flavours and delicate textures.