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What We’re Drinking: Saturday 24th May

We love the fact that so many of our customers ask for English wines. 

English Wine Week

With more than 400 vineyards in England and Wales, covering some 3,500 acres and producing sparkling and still wines, there is a lot of choice out there. And it means we do have to work our way through the bad and the ugly so we can find the good to stock. The very good.

We’ve just added another still white to the range – from Biddenden in Kent – and we’re about to list a new award-winning sparkling white from its near neighbour Gusbourne Estate.

For our regular Saturday tasting on 24th Maywe’ll be showcasing the latest additions plus an old favourite.

Biddenden Gribble Bridge White 2012
Fruity, fuller-bodied than the Three Choirs wines we stock but still with trademark English crispness and brimming with orchard fruit flavours. Made mainly from Ortega. 

Three Choirs Coleridge Hill 2012
Crisp with Hedgerow scents and quintessentially English. A blend of Phoenix, Madeleine Angevine and Huxelrebe, this is a must-try for Sauvignon Blanc lovers.

Gusbourne Estate Brut Reserve 2009
Like Nyetimber, Gusbourne also picks up many awards for its sparkling wines. This is a classic blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier with flavours of baked apple, brioche, with some toasty notes and a lovely lemon lift.

The wines will be open from 2pm – 6pm.

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