English Wine Collection

Whilst Champagne is produced in France, Cava in Spain, Franciacorta in Italy, England produces exquisite Sparkling wines that are made in traditional methods.


Why did it take so long for British wine to get all the attention in the wine industry? Lack of confidence? Lack of marketing? Today confidence bubbles through the veins of British grape-growing and winemaking. The Duchess of Cornwall is an enthusiastic and energetic President of WineGB, and Windsor Castle now has its own vineyard. Confidence starts at the top. By Oz Clarke Red and White.


England has the cool climate that Chardonnay and Pinot Noir strive in, the chalky soil is perfect for those varieties. Although we are located far north, Great Britain benefits from the warm breeze that the Gulf Stream provides. Nevertheless, Great British wines are the next to shine in the next decade, two, three. The secret is to unlock the challenges of Brexit.




*Black Chalk classic cuvée with three varieties; Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier. Aged in oak barrels and spent time in lees after fermentation, a crisp and silky English Sparkling. https://www.blackchalkwine.co.uk













*Langham winery, same varieties with a small quantity of dosage, green apples, lemon and limes, a very refreshing English Sparkling wine. https://langhamwine.co.uk/the-wines/











*Wiston estate, Blanc de Blancs, disgorged in 2015, 100% Chardonnay, briochy aromas in the first instance with honeydew melon, quince with a nutty finish on the palate. What a wonderful way I spent my New Years with my English Sparkling. https://www.wistonestate.com











*Bride Valley Vineyard, may Steve Spurrier rest in peace. I have tasted his Crémant (non vintage 80% Ch., 20% PN. and Bella Rosé (Ch, PN, PM) Gold award winner @IWSC 2019. https://bridevalleyvineyard.com













*Fairmile Vineyard, Classic Cuvée, briochy notes, Williamine pears and Sicilian lemons (Ch, PN, PM) and Rosé Sparkling, nectarine and grapfruits (Ch, PN, PM)

https://www.fairmilevineyard.co.uk













*Fairmile Vineyard, Classic Cuvée, briochy notes, Williamine pears and Sicilian lemons (Ch, PN, PM) and Rosé Sparkling, nectarine and grapfruits (Ch, PN, PM)

https://www.fairmilevineyard.co.uk














*Gusbourne estate, Blanc de Blancs, mineral notes in Chardonnay, classic style and Brut Reserve, disgorged 2010, fruity and floral notes with Chardonnay as the structural component of the blend. https://www.gusbourne.com/about-us




















*Gusbourne estate, Blanc de Blancs, mineral notes in Chardonnay, classic style and Brut Reserve, disgorged 2010, fruity and floral notes with Chardonnay as the structural component of the blend. https://www.gusbourne.com/about-us











*Nyetimber Vineyard, Classic Cuvée, fruity notes supported by honey and nutty flavours. https://nyetimber.com/product/classic-cuvee-mv/











*Chapel Down Vineyard, Flint Dry, crispy green apple notes, still white wine.

https://www.chapeldown.com















*Davenport Vineyard, Pinot Noir 2017 with plenty of notes of strawberry and raspberries.

https://www.davenportvineyards.co.uk














*Coates & Seely, Brut Reserve NV, (Ch, PN, PM), 3 years on lees and 12 months on cork, notes of peaches and bergamot with nutty notes on the finish. https://coatesandseely.com












*Brightwell Vineyard, Pinot Noir 2016, notes of cherry and currant, gently maturation in oak.

https://www.brightwellvineyard.co.uk







*Chilworth Manor Vineyard, Rosé 2019, notes of grapefruit, cranberry and floral notes.

https://chilworthmanorvineyard.com















*Hambledon Vineyard, Classic Cuvée, briochy notes with aromatic lychee, grapefruit and nutty finish on the palate. https://hambledonvineyard.co.uk














Susana @ Food with Susi

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