Category: English Wine

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. […]

Taste the difference: English sparkling wine

English wines are enjoying a wonderful summer – not just out in the vineyards, but also when it comes to their increasingly celebrated reputation for quality. Stephanie Barlow, a Wine Advisor who recently hosted a sell-out tasting of Southern Belles in our Warehouse Shop, explores their many and varied charms. The profusion of fantastic farmers’ […]