The new Balfour 2022 Winemakers’ Collection range sees father and son winemakers Owen and Fergus Elias go off-piste with three unique and textural wines.
A sumptuous mixture of ripe stone fruit and crisp orchard and citrus fruits, while the 13.5% ABV brings a glamorous richness.
A light off-dry sweetness that adds body and a light generosity compared to the sometimes bracing dryness of most Pét-Nat wines.
An understated white peach, crisp green apple, tingling citrus and mineral finish.
Orchard fruits at the forefront, while riper peachy notes form on the mid-taste.
A fusion of tangy red berries, orange and lemon citrus with enveloping, peachy generosity that leads to a mineral finish.
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.
John talks to and tastes the first sparkling wines from Mereworth in Kent.
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.