Still not tried English Sparkling Wine?
14th July 2016
We want to cheer on home-grown bubbly and we hope that the rest of the country continues to get behind the industry too. Sales are indeed growing, they are winning awards left and right and the quality is continuously increasing – so why not give it a try?
The price may seem a little higher compared to Prosecco for example, but it reflects the traditional production methods and high quality of the wine, which many consider to be on par with (or even better than) Champagne.
Here are a few great bottles to start with that you can easily pick up in a local shop. Most major supermarkets have some English sparkling wines available, but Waitrose, in particular, has a good selection. Even better, visit your local wine merchant or shop online.
Nyetimber Classic Cuvée – Waitrose –
Was £31.99 £23.99
- This Sussex cuvée is already renowned in the sparkling wine world, even impressing the French. This this wine is simply a must-try!
Chapel Down Vintage Reserve Brut – Sainsbury’s – £22
- An official supplier to 10 Downing Street (along with Ridgeview), Chapel Down makes world class bubbly from Kent. Fantastic quality at an affordable price means Chapel Down’s sales are soaring – they recently reported a 34% rise in profits.
Ridgeview Bloomsbury – Waitrose – £26.99
- Ridgeview is the second official sparkling wine supplier to 10 Downing Street and was even chosen by the Queen herself who served Ridgeview Grosvenor 2009 at a state banquet. A high-regarded sparkling wine made in Sussex.
Hush Heath Balfour Brut Rosé Vintage – Waitrose – £35
- Multi-award-winning, this delightful rosé has been hailed as ‘England’s most exclusive pink fizz’. If you love a fruity bubbly, the delicate strawberry and raspberry flavours of the Balfour Brut will delight you. Made by Hush Heath in Kent.
Find more English sparkling wine deals under £25, or if you’re still not convinced, see our 6 reasons to love English sparkling wine! Already tried these bottles? Try these English Sparkling Wines you may not have heard of.
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