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Making my own Bottle of English Sparkling Wine!

Filed in Vineyards by on April 29, 2014 2 Comments
Making my own Bottle of English Sparkling Wine!

OK, I exaggerate slightly, the truth is that I did the last stages of making a bottle of fizz, but if I had called this post “Finishing a bottle of English sparkling wine”, you would have thought that I had just drunk a whole bottle, which wouldn’t have been that much to shout about… It all started on a […]

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The Price of English Sparkling Wine

Filed in Wines Tasted by on March 1, 2014 0 Comments
The Price of English Sparkling Wine

Firstly I have to admit that as a taste-off, it wasn’t fair. Producers in their first year were pitted against others with a massive pedigree, but that in itself produced some interesting debate. It wasn’t intended as a ranking exercise, but inevitably a bit of that creeps in. The event was the Early Swirlers, our […]

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Enjoyable Audio Tour & Tasting at Wickham Vineyard

Filed in Vineyards, Wines Tasted by on September 9, 2013 0 Comments
Enjoyable Audio Tour & Tasting at Wickham Vineyard

The rain stopped long enough last Sunday morning for me to try out the audio tour at Wickham Vineyard in Hampshire. I was really impressed, actually; it’s a great system whereby people can turn up any time during their shop opening hours – 7 days a week, excluding only Christmas Day & New Year’s Day – […]

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Buds and Flowers at Titchfield Vineyard

Filed in Vineyards, Wines Tasted by on July 17, 2013 0 Comments
Buds and Flowers at Titchfield Vineyard

By one of those lovely moments of serendipity that seem to characterise my explorations of the world of English wine, I picked last Saturday to pop into Cork & Cheese, a deli in Park Gate near Southampton that I had passed several times. I had noted the sign mentioning English wine, so went to check it out. […]

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Waitrose recommendations for English Wine Week

Filed in News by on May 24, 2013 0 Comments
Waitrose recommendations for English Wine Week

Anne Jones of Waitrose has recommended Jenkyn Place Brut 2008 (champagne-grape blend at £21.99), Bolney Estate Dark Harvest 2010 (a medium bodied red blend of Dornfelder and Rondo at £9.49) and Three Choirs Annum 2011 (an exclusive to Waitrose white blend at £8.99) as her 3 picks for English Wine Week. Great to see our local […]

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We’re now live on Pinterest!

Filed in News by on May 9, 2013 0 Comments
We’re now live on Pinterest!

Our pinterest page is now live at www.pinterest.co.uk/englishwinelove – English Wine Lovers was too long, so just think “English wine, love?” and you won’t forget. Even better, follow us and you won’t have to remember at all. Great English Vineyard Pictures (where quality of photography is of the essence) and Having Fun with English Wine […]

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Where to Buy

Filed in by on April 30, 2013 0 Comments
Where to Buy

Fortunately, it’s getting easier and easier to find English and Welsh wines on sale. We’ve given some pointers below and we’ll be blogging on any interesting ones we find. Just for the record, opinions expressed in blogs are the blogger’s own, biased only by individual preference and the experience on that particular day. If we […]

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