Category: English Wine

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’ […]

An English country vineyard

On a recent sunny summer’s day, our photographer, Simon Peel, declared the light was ‘perfect’ for him to vacate the office in favour of a jaunt to one of our local vineyards. Camera in hand, he reports back on how the English vintage is progressing in what has been – this weekend’s storms aside – […]

What we’re drinking: English sparkling

With summertime in full swing – and, as a recent report shows, more sparkling wine being consumed than ever before – thoughts turn to the increasingly sophisticated pleasure of English bubbles. Simon Field MW ponders the charm of home-grown sparkling. To say that English sparkling wine has come of age is something an understatement; the […]

Notes from the vineyard: a lot of bottle

This week, the usually tranquil Gusbourne vineyards will be working to a new soundtrack as the bottling line clanks into action. Over the coming days, the team will be flat-out transferring 2013’s wine from tanks into bottles so that secondary fermentation can begin. Here, winemaker Charlie Holland brings us up to speed. The crop we’re […]