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Sunday 14 February 2016


England’s first Albariño hits shelves

Kent winery Chapel Down has released England’s first Albariño, made using grapes from the country’s only commercial vineyard that grows the Spanish variety.

Thursday, February 4th, 2016 1 Comment »

The Calcutta Cup kickabout

With the next installment of the Calcutta Cup kicking off this year’s Six Nations, here’s the boozy story of what happened to the poor trophy in 1988.

Thursday, February 4th, 2016 No Comments »

Hush Heath releases extra-dry cuvée

English wine producer Hush Heath has expanded its range with the release of an extra dry, non-vintage cuvée, ‘Leslie’s Reserve’.

Thursday, January 28th, 2016 No Comments »

Historic Shepton Mallet cider mill to close

C&C has announced the closure of two cider mills, including the Shepton Mallet mill in England, as it works to move its entire production to Ireland.

Monday, January 18th, 2016 No Comments »

Hampshire wineries prepare for tasting

Vineyards of Hampshire, the new collective of wineries based in the English county, is gearing up for its first trade tasting in London in February.

Friday, January 8th, 2016 No Comments »

English wine estate on sale for £4.5m

A 152-acre Sussex estate with its own winery and vineyard has been put on the market for £4.5 million following the sudden death of its owner last year.

Monday, January 4th, 2016 No Comments »

Top English fizz ‘like great grower Champagne’

England’s top sparkling wines are more similar in character and style to grower Champagnes than Grandes Marques according to one UK producer.

Friday, November 13th, 2015 1 Comment »

Chapel Down orange wine released

With the trend for orange wine production on the rise in the UK, this week sees the first commercial release of an English orange wine, made by Chapel Down.

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 No Comments »

Hampshire vineyards create wine association

Seven Hampshire wineries have joined forces to create a new group to promote the English county’s sparkling and still wines.

Friday, October 30th, 2015 No Comments »

Trend for English ‘orange’ wine growing

A trend is developing in England for “orange” wine production with two skin contact wines made from white grape Bacchus due to come onto the market.

Thursday, October 29th, 2015 1 Comment »

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