Category: English Wine

When it comes to English wine, is Sussex superior? Nay

Continuing our debate on the establishment of an English appellation system, our very own Anne McHale MW takes a patriotic position, defending the existing scheme. As Dominic pointed out very astutely in yesterday’s post, there are many advantages to the creation of regional appellations in the UK; not least the protection afforded to producers and the […]

When it comes to English wine, is Sussex superior? Yea

Following a recent and controversial bid to establish a PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) for still and sparkling wine made in Sussex, we asked two experts to tackle the topic. Here Dominic Buckwell – Berry Bros. & Rudd customer, lawyer and CMS Certified Sommelier – argues that the time is nigh for establishing regional appellations within […]

Our new English Sparkling Wine

As we release the maiden vintage of our own-label English Sparkling Wine, Charlie Holland – winemaker at Gusbourne – follows its four-year journey to fruition. The story of this wine really starts with the 2011 vintage in Kent. The spring of that year was unusually hot and resulted in an early flowering. The heat didn’t […]

A gem above the Romney Marshes

Stephanie Barlow, one of the expert Wine Advisors from our Warehouse Shop, reports back on her recent visit to the Gusbourne Estate, the Kent producer that’s fast becoming a benchmark for domestic winemaking talent The beautiful Indian summer feels a distant memory now we are engulfed by chilly autumn mornings. Some of the Berry Bros. […]