New laser mapping data released by Defra to help the English wine industry is unlikely to unearth “hidden gems”, a leading producer has said.
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.
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.
England’s top sparkling wines are more similar in character and style to grower Champagnes than Grandes Marques according to one UK producer.
English sparkling wine producer Hush Heath Estate has switched its distribution from Bibendum PLB to Liberty Wines as interest in boutique English wines grows.
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”.
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.
Champagne producers have taken their eye off the ball and “left the door wide open on quality” according to one English sparkling wine producer.
A pair of English sparkling wines from Hampshire and Sussex have beaten famous Champagnes to take the top spots in a blind tasting.
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.
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