A visit to Busi Jacobsohn to meet Douglas and Susanna and taste their distinctive English sparkling wines.
John takes a look at the latest Blanc de Noirs 2014 and discusses the new look labels and future developments at the Wiston Estate.
Crisp and bright with vibrant wild strawberries, raspberries and lemon zest.
Riper strawberry and peach flavours, with a light creaminess, suggestions of pomegranate and rhubarb.
Waves of zesty citrus fruit and grassy tones, while the mid-taste brings ripe pears and a hint of tangy tropical fruit.
This is classic Blanc de Blancs territory – baked apple, hints of pear and peach on the nose as well as an indulgent biscuity pastry note.
Brisk, crisp acidity and crunchy orchard fruit flavours, with the zing of tangy pineapple and rounder white peach flavours.
Joyous, fruity and refreshing, with bursts of tangy red berries interspersed with crisp citrus.
John takes a look at the transformation of the Henners winery and brand under the ownership of Boutinot.
After a chance meeting over three years ago, John talks to Mark and Julie of Artelium Wine Estate about their journey so far.
Fine-tuned, linear acidity and crunchy green apples lead to riper pear and apricot flavours.
As the country emerges from Lockdown 2.0, Sam looks back at a visit to Tillingham to talk pizza, tourism and boundary-breaking wine.
Crunchy, youthful, tangy cranberry and winter berries with hints of dark chocolate.
Hannah visits Kinsbrook in West Chiltington to discover how they transformed the family farm into a vineyard ‘From the Ground Up’.
A hint of tangy red berries and lots of nutty pastry complexity, leading to a clean mineral finish.
Superbly wholesome and precise, but seasoned with just the right amount of spiced pastry and biscuit to add structure and texture.
All about the red berries, with ripe red cherry and wild strawberry flavours bringing a generous, smooth weight.
John catches up with Mark Driver, co-owner of Rathfinny to talk about their brand new Classic Cuvée, as well as the full range of sparkling wines.
Recalling a pre-lockdown, muddy trip to Sussex, Sam takes you on a virtual tour of two boutique English winemakers: Breaky Bottom and Court Garden.
This latest Wiston is showing lots of potential already but it is really going to start to sing with a few more years in the bottle.
WOTM January 2020 Ripe cranberry, wild raspberry, sour cherry and winter spice, this is a real wine lover’s rosé.
The complexities of this wine really stand out, interweaved with apple strudel and light cranberry notes forming a sublime balance.
This wine’s price (£150) and presentation makes a huge statement but it’s Nyetimber’s quality and precise approach that makes it a standout.
Hannah visits Albourne Estate in Sussex to chat to inspirational winemaker Alison Nightingale.