Downing Street backs English sparkling wine

26th May, 2016 by Lucy Shaw

The British government has put its faith in English sparkling wine, making Ridgeview and Chapel Down the official fizz suppliers for 10 Downing Street.

10 Downing Street.

Sparklers from Ridgeview in Sussex and Chapel Down in Kent will be served at Downing Street receptions as Champagne is shown the front door.

“We are delighted that Downing Street has chosen to serve Ridgeview at their receptions, which illustrates the support of government for the incredible quality, breadth and depth of the British food and drink industry,” said Ridgeview’s CEO Tamara Roberts.

“The government is proud to celebrate Britain’s excellent produce. From Stilton cheese to Scottish salmon, the UK is home to many iconic food and drink products recognised and enjoyed across Europe.

“Now English sparkling wine, which has beaten Champagne in competitions, is among them,” a spokesperson for Number 10 said.

“That’s why we are delighted to announce that two fantastic British companies – Ridgeview and Chapel Down – will be our official wine suppliers for events in Downing Street,” they added.

Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge, who created the menu for a recent event at Downing Street celebrating the best of British produce, believes English sparkling wine “is really up there with the best in the world”.

English Wine Week starts this Saturday and runs until Sunday 5 June. Events, tastings and tours will be going on across the country in its honour.

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