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Thursday 8 October 2015

English sparkling wine

English fizz ‘more energetic’ than Champagne

English sparkling wine has a distinct identity and is more “energetic and vivacious” in character than Champagne, according to one producer.

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 No Comments »

Gordon Ramsay serves English sparkling to the French

Gordon Ramsay is serving a range of English sparkling wines to diners at his newly opened Le Pressoir d’Argent restaurant in Bordeaux’s five-star Grand Hôtel.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 No Comments »

‘No regrets’ over not making Nyetimber 2012

Nyetimber’s winemaker Brad Greatrix has revealed that he has no regrets about his decision not to make any English sparkling wine at the estate in 2012.

Monday, September 14th, 2015 No Comments »

English winery adds late disgorged range

English wine producer Bluebell Vineyard Estates is marking its 10th birthday with the launch of a late disgorged blanc de blancs expression.

Monday, September 7th, 2015 No Comments »

Nyetimber to release non-vintage sparkler

West Sussex-based English sparkling wine estate Nyetimber is to release a non-vintage fizz onto the market, having built up a reserve wine library since 2007.

Monday, September 7th, 2015 No Comments »

Ridgeview brings in external expertise

Ridgeview has hired former Laithwaites winemaker and buyer Robin Langton as COO to help the English wine producer double production in the next five years.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

A ‘handful’ of English producers making a profit

Richard Balfour-Lynn of Hush Heath in Kent has spoken out about the difficulty of making money from English wine, stating that only a “handful” of producers are making a profit.

Monday, August 24th, 2015 1 Comment »

Champagne houses eyeing top English estates

It’s only a matter of time before a Champagne house buys one of the top English sparkling wine estates, according to one leading English fizz producer.

Thursday, August 20th, 2015 No Comments »

‘Nothing wrong’ with 2012 vintage in England

Richard Balfour-Lynn, owner of Hush Heath in Kent, has defended the 2012 vintage in England, insisting a lack of preparation saw producers caught short.

Thursday, August 20th, 2015 2 Comments »

English wine flooded with ‘enthusiastic amateurs’

The romance behind the idea of making wine has led England to be flooded with “enthusiastic amateurs”, according to one key sparkling wine producer.

Thursday, August 20th, 2015 5 Comments »

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