Sparkling Wine News

Raventos i Blanc – De Nit 2011

Innovating through the monastrell variety which brings complexity and elegance in colour, maintaining the usual freshness and concentration of our sparklings. Estate: The soil on the estate is calcareous and dates from the oldest period of the Penedès valley, some 16 million years ago, when it was still covered by the Mediterranean. The River Anoia has carved…

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Raventos i Blanc

1. – History: of a family inextricably linked to their land: a winemaking tradition going back over 500 years. The Raventós i Blanc estate, which has belonged to the Raventós family since 1497, covers 90 ha of vineyards, woodlands and a lake in Sant Sadurní d’Anoia. It represents possibly the most longstanding winemaking enterprise in the hands of…

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Noble Ridge Vineyard and Winery

Noble Ridge Vineyard and Winery

Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery lays in the Okanagan Valley at the northern most tip of the only desert in Canada. The winery is named for the noble varieties of grapes grown and the ridge that divides the land on which they thrive. But this noble name is more than just a nod to the…

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Biddenden Vineyard Sparkling Wines

Biddenden’s sparkling wines are bottle fermented by the traditional method using estate grown grapes pressed and bottled on site. Quality Sparkling Rosé Wine 2009 Bottle fermented in the traditional method, this sparkling Rosé wine is off dry in style. Produced from single varietal Gamay. 12% vol. Quality Sparkling White Wine 2006 This off dry Sparkling…

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Biddenden Vineyard

Biddenden Vineyard

Biddenden Vineyard is Kent’s oldest commercial vineyard, having been established by the Barnes family in 1969 to produce wines and ciders. The vineyards are set in 23 acres on a gentle south facing slope in a shallow sheltered valley, 1.2 miles from the lovely Wealden village of Biddenden. Eleven varieties of grapes are grown to…

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Simpsons Wine Estate

Simpsons Wine Estate

Ruth & Charles Simpson of the Languedoc-based winery, Domaine de Sainte Rose have taken on a new challenge, to produce world-class sparkling wine in England! The Simpsons are preparing to plant the first ten hectares (25 acres) of vines (of a potential 30 hectares/90 acres) in Kent, this May. “We chose Barham in Kent due…

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Jenkyn Place Sparkling Wine

Jenkyn Place Sparkling Wine

Jenkyn Place Brut 2009: The near-perfect growing season of 2009 has produced a Jenkyn Place Cuvée which in many ways represents a true single vineyard wine. The wine, a blend of 65% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir and 10% Pinot Meunier, is fascinatingly complex, yet quite simple at the same time. The core of ripe, creamy orchard fruit is very…

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Jenkyn Place Vineyard

Jenkyn Place Vineyard

Jenkyn Place is the brainchild of property investor and entrepreneur, Simon Bladon. Originally from Yorkshire, Simon and his wife, Rebecca, moved to Jenkyn Place in Hampshire in 1997 and, after extensive renovations, turned their thoughts to the abandoned hop fields next to the property. Simon, who loves a good challenge, decided to plant his first vines – Chardonnay, Pinot Noir…

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Jazz Brunch at West Street Vineyard

What does the phrase ”Jazz Brunch” bring to mind? To me, the first thought would be of lazy Sundays across the Atlantic, most memorably Georgia Brown’s in Washington DC where my friend and colleague Jeff took me so many years ago I don’t care to recall. There was more food than we could have eaten in a week, a Bloody Mary…

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