It’s official: English sparkling has joined the ranks of fine wines such a Petrus and Dom Pérignon as Sussex fizz Nyetimber trades on Liv-ex – the first English wine to do so.
We’ve cherry picked the top 10 things to do during English Wine Week this week, so clear your diary, dig out your wellies and head to the country for a taste of England’s finest.
Strawberry bon bons, Routemaster buses, VW camper vans, oysters, exercise bikes, foie gras macaroons and red trousers all made cameos at this year’s fun-filled London Wine Fair.
English sparkling wine producer Nyetimber has announced the launch of its second Tillington Single Vineyard vintage, the 2010, which will be available from £75 a bottle.
English wine producer Nyetimber has launched its Blanc de Blancs 2009, available at independent retailers from £40.99 per 750ml bottle.
Sales of English sparkling wine are up by an impressive 188% at Waitrose, with homegrown fizz set to be the celebratory tipple of choice in the UK this Christmas.
A pair of English sparkling wines from Hampshire and Sussex have beaten famous Champagnes to take the top spots in a blind tasting.
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.
Biking bounders, Cretan cuisine, Aston Martins, touch rugby, iced tea on tap and Glorious Goodwood – it’s been an energetic week in the drinks industry.
Sussex-based producer Nyetimber has been named as the official sparkling wine of Cowes Week.
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