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Val D'Oca

Val D’Oca

Located at the foot of the Veneto’s Pre-Alps, in the delightful hilly region between Asolo and Conegliano, the winery was founded in 1952 by a handful of vine growers with a strong belief in the benefits of cooperation as a solution to face the economic difficulties of that time. Since then, the winery has been…

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Gloria Ferrer Sparkling Wines

Gloria Ferrer Sparkling Wines

Committed to the quality of our grapes and respectful of the people who pick them, Gloria Ferrer harvests at night, a practice that conserves both natural and human resources. Dedicated to making California-style sparkling wines, the Ferrer family imported only three wine making techniques from Spain: handpicking the grapes, carrying them to the winery in…

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Gloria Ferrer

Gloria Ferrer

Founding Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards was the fulfillment of a longtime dream for José Ferrer. José’s father, Pedro, dreamed of expanding the Ferrer’s tradition of exceptional sparkling wine to the New World, and he began searching for land in the United States in the 1930s. José shared this dream with his father and sent…

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Hambledon Vineyard Sparkling Wine

We currently have three main vineyards covering 20 hectares on the slopes of Windmill Down (named after an ancient windmill) around the house. Each vineyard is planted with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier – the three grape varieties most commonly used in the production of Champagne. Our grapes are harvested and loaded into the…

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Hambledon Vineyard

Hambledon is located on the South Downs in Hampshire and is England’s oldest commercial vineyard. Originally established by General Sir Guy Salisbury-Jones, with the help and advice from friends at the renowned Champagne House Pol Roger, he planted a number of different grape varieties in 1952 and went on to release the first commercial range of English…

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Quance Wines

Quance Wines

We are a small vineyard of just under one and a half hectares, with between 3,500 and 4,000 vines growing, which, after this years plantings will be made up of the following varieties; Madeleine Angevine, Siegerrebe and Chardonnay for our white wines and the base of our sparkling wine, with Rondo, Cabernet Cortis, Dornfelder and…

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Anna de Codorníu

Anna de Codorníu is Spain’s best-selling sparkling wine brand. It is named after the 17th century head of the Codorníu wine estate, Anna, who was the last person to in the family to bear the Codorniu surname. Codorníu has been regarded as a world leader in prestige sparkling wine since 1872 when Josep Raventós, great grandfather…

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Anna de Codorníu Brut and Brut Rosé

Anna de Codorníu, Spain’s leading sparkling wine, has unveiled a chic, new look for its popular Brut and Brut Rosé releases – as well as an inviting message for wine lovers: What are you Celebrating? Reminding us that every day is cause for celebration, Anna is the perfect sparkling choice for life’s everyday events, from girls’…

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Restaurants that serve English Wines

Time for another outing into the world of restaurants that serve English wines… I’d first heard of Greenberry Café when owner Morfudd Richards was interviewed on tv about wines from Ancre Hill a couple of months back. It looked interesting, so the trusty Sarah and I set off for the short walk up Primrose Hill from Chalk Farm…

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