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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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English Wines for New Year’s Eve

Filed in Musings by on December 31, 2013 0 Comments
English Wines for New Year’s Eve

Friends are cooking this evening and have asked me to bring a bottle of fizz and some dessert wine and now it’s time to choose which wines it should be. A quote from Susy Atkins is brought to mind: “The Cellar door (is) the best and most enjoyable way of shopping for wine… do try it – it’s […]

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Nice weather for English Wine, but our hearts go out to Champagne

Filed in Musings, News by on August 5, 2013 0 Comments
Nice weather for English Wine, but our hearts go out to Champagne

The recent prolonged period of sunshine has provided very nice weather for English wine grapes during their bud burst and fruit set, the critical periods. My father (who has been enjoying following the blog and other English wine news – thank you, Papa!) asked whether the vines were not suffering from shortage of water in all […]

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A delightful summer evening at Jenkyn Place

Filed in Vineyards by on July 31, 2013 0 Comments
A delightful summer evening at Jenkyn Place

If there’s a nicer way to spend a summer’s evening than wandering the vines at Jenkyn Place in the company of owner Simon Bladon and then tasting the latest vintages of his sparkling Brut Cuvée and Rosé, I’d be hard pushed to think what it might be. Even the drive from my home to Jenkyn Place […]

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It’s all go at Wickham Vineyard!

Filed in Vineyards by on July 23, 2013 0 Comments
It’s all go at Wickham Vineyard!

Well, what a delightful contrast from when we last went to Wickham in January and it was all closed despite appearing open on their website (don’t get me started…) This time it was very different with a “Four Vineyards of Hampshire Mini Wine Festival” as part of Hampshire Food Festival. I’d called and left a […]

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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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