Sparkling Wine News

Chapel Down

Chapel Down is one of the UK’s longest established wineries. The Chapel Down Winery is home to England’s largest wine producer. The vineyard at Tenterden is the home of Chapel Down. The vineyard has 23 acres of vines. There is also a second vineyard in Aylesford, Kent which has 112 acres. Half of their wine production…

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Carr Taylor

Carr Taylor is a family business and have been making fine English wines since the estate was first planted in 1971. They have a total of 37 acres. The vineyard lies in an area of outstanding natural beauty, in the heart of 1066 country of East Sussex. . Their sparkling wine is slightly fruitier than traditional…

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Camel Valley

Camel Valley

Cornwall’s largest vineyard, situated on the slopes above the River Camel is Camel Valley which has been producing award-winning wines in Cornwall since 1989. 24000 vines are now grown on the south-facing side of the Camel Valley. When ex-RAF pilot Bob Lindo and his wife Annie planted their first eight thousand vines in 1989, they never dreamed of…

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Danebury Vineyards

Danebury Vineyards

Danebury Vineyards is a privately owned estate located near Stockbridge, in the heart of Hampshire, on the paddocks of what was a famous nineteenth-century racehorse training yard. The vineyards cover seven acres (2.8ha) of sheltered, south-facing fields on chalk and flint-stone soil. Our first vines were planted in 1988 and today we produce our flagship…

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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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