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Friday 27 November 2015

English sparkling wine

Laser mapping – helpful, but not a game-changer

New laser mapping data released by Defra to help the English wine industry is unlikely to unearth “hidden gems”, a leading producer has said.

Friday, November 27th, 2015 No Comments »

Spurrier’s sparkler snapped up by US importer

Wine writer Steven Spurrier’s English sparkling wine, Bride Valley, is to go on sale in the United States following a distribution deal with Jean-Claude Boisset.

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Gusbourne making extra-aged prestige cuvée

English sparkling wine estate Gusbourne in Kent is developing a top-end prestige cuvée that will be aged on its lees for at least six years.

Monday, November 16th, 2015 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 »

Hush Heath switches distribution to Liberty

English sparkling wine producer Hush Heath Estate has switched its distribution from Bibendum PLB to Liberty Wines as interest in boutique English wines grows.

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 No Comments »

Hambledon ‘better than most NV Champagne’

The owner of Hambledon Vineyard in Hampshire has priced his top drop high at £42.50 but believes that it is “better than most non-vintage Champagnes”.

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 5 Comments »

Wine trade ‘needs a Jamie Oliver’

The wine trade could benefit from having “a Jamie Oliver” figure to engage with consumers and encourage interest in wine, a leading retail buyer has said.

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 7 Comments »

Champagne has ‘left door open on quality’

Champagne producers have taken their eye off the ball and “left the door wide open on quality” according to one English sparkling wine producer.

Monday, October 26th, 2015 3 Comments »

English fizz trumps Champagne in blind tasting

A pair of English sparkling wines from Hampshire and Sussex have beaten famous Champagnes to take the top spots in a blind tasting.

Sunday, October 25th, 2015 2 Comments »

db interview: Tony Laithwaite

Celebrating 50 years since his first fateful trip to France, db caught up with Tony Laithwaite at his flagship store in London’s Borough Market to hear his story first hand.

Monday, October 12th, 2015 No Comments »

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