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‘Cossack’ Sparkling Wine Vintage 2006

‘Cossack’ Sparkling Wine Vintage 2006

‘Cossack’ Sparkling Wine Vintage 2006 Made from a blend of the Auxerrois Blanc (a cross between Gouais Blanc and Pinot Noir sharing the ancestry of Chardonnay) and Rulander grapes (a German synonym for Pinot Gris). It is made using the traditional bottle fermentation method and is aged up to three years on its lees. A…

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English Sparkling Bluebell Vineyard Estates Hindleap

I discovered Bluebell Vineyard Estates’ Hindleap on the English Wine Producers stand at the London International Wine Fair this summer. This was the first time that I’d tasted a lot of English wine in one place and it was the general quality of the sparkling rosé that really caught my attention, and this is coming…

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Nyetimber and The Vineyard at Stockcross.

My very first interest in learning more about wine started during an English Wine Producers‘ tasting at the Great British Cheese Festival around 10 years ago. The realisation that there could be a future in producing wine made from grapes grown in this country, ignited a real excitement in me that wine had failed to do in the past and…

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Growing popularity of English sparkling wine

Growing popularity of English sparkling wine

The amount of English wine producers and vineyards is growing with English sparkling wine accounting for 66% of the wine produced. With already global recognition for quality, English Sparkling Wine is becoming a popular wine to see at table of fine venues across the world. in 2018 there was over 7,000 acres of land in…

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How much sugar is in sparkling wine?

How much sugar is in sparkling wine?

Brut is a level of sweetness in sparkling wine. Brut Natural or Brut Zero has less than 3 grams of sugar per litre or no sugar at all. Extra Brut has less than 6 grams of sugar per litre, so is sweeter. Brut has less than 12 grams of sugar per litre so is sweeter…

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What’s the best way to store and serve sparkling wine?

We all know that the best way to store Champagne is deep down in that cool, dark and damp cellar, though for most of us we will not have access to such a storage solution for our wines so what is the next best thing we can do? If we look at things as per…

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Prosecco - Italian sparkling wine

Prosecco – Italian sparkling wine

Prosecco comes from the Veneto region of Italy and is made from Glera (Prosecco) grape. It is produced using the Charmant method, in which the secondary fermentation takes place in stainless steel tank. Approximately 600+ million bottles of Italian Prosecco are produced annually and there are plans to reach 1 billion in years to come….

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Sparkling Wine

Sparkling Wine

The subject of Sparkling Wine is a lot more than the most common question it gets, ie ‘what is the difference between sparkling wine and Champagne‘? Wines are made globally and cover many different styles from still to sparkling, fortified to organic. It is quoted in varied articles that global wine production is around 35 billion…

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Dedham Vale Sparkling Wine

Dedham Vale Sparkling Wine

The amount of vineyards across the UK is increasing to include not only the southern region, but out across other areas too including north of England and the south west. Essex which falls in to the region of East Anglia boasts an increasing number also that includes Dedham Vale Vineyard which lays in the northern…

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