Rathfinny Wine Estate – Interview With Mark Driver

English Sparkling Wine is on the rise, becoming an undeniable contender to Traditional Method Sparkling around the world. To the English, it’s becoming a fan favourite and a go-to Glass of Bubbly, its quality is improving year on year and thanks to innovators and those willing to follow their dreams, the choice of English Sparkling…

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Interview With A Sommelier – Philip Dunne

The World of Wine is beautifully showcased by an army of talented Sommeliers, who help the consumer discover their next favourite bottle, understand the different regions and pair a delicious meal with the right Glass of Bubbly. In this feature, I speak with a man who has helped many people to discover the vast world…

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English Sparkling Wine Rathfinny Launch at Somerset House

Two most delightful and stand out English Sparkling Wine entered the scene yesterday as the Driver family proudly launched their Blanc de Blancs and Rose at Somerset House in London. Sarah Driver – Rathfinny Estate Rathfinny Wine Estate – Blanc de Blancs 2014: “A wonderful delicate vanilla, apple blossom and sweet yellow apple nose. Touch…

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Rathfinny Sussex Sparkling Wine gets a Rebrand

Rathfinny is a 600-acre wine estate in the South Downs which is set to become one of the biggest vineyards in the UK. With its rapid expansion and imminent release of its first vintage sparkling wine in 2018, the estate decided it needed a fresh look so they turned to iconic design house Pentagram, the largest…

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Vineyard Owners from Sussex Expected to Win Protected Status

Vineyard Owners from Sussex Expected to Win Protected Status

Vineyard owners from Sussex are expected to win protected status for its sparkling wine like Champagne. So in the future we could be ordering a glass of Sussex. Wine producers from Sussex including Rathfinny, Ridgeview and Bolney Estate applied to the EU for a protected designation of origin status (PDO) that will allow them to label their bottles ‘Sussex Wine’. The status…

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