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English Wine Week: May 24 – June 1 2014

By Amber Rolt on 22/05/14 10:31 AM

It’s good news for wine lovers next week as English Wine Week 2014 is upon us.

Kicking off this weekend on May 24, various retailers across the country will be showcasing the best of English wine today, along with some tasty offers to go with it.

Wine has been made in England since the pre-Roman times, yet while we have been under the shadow of our European competitors, many forget that we have plenty of tipple growing on home soil.

In fact, many English and Welsh wines have won many prestigious international awards, elevating the UK to be recognised as a premium wine-producing region.

There are more than 400 vineyards in England and Wales combined and produce some of the best sparking and still wines on the market.

English Wine Week is a chance to get to know the real fruits of our land, with many vineyards opening to the public for special events. You can find more about what is going on near you on the English Wine Week website, and in the meantime Bring a Bottle have selected the best English sparking wines for you to try.

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Nyetimber Classic Cuvee

Produced in Sussex, Nyetimber Classic Cuvee is considered one of England’s best wines. It is made in the same way as champagne, and has a gently spiralling set of bubbles through a pale fair hue. The bouquet of the wine is bursting with lime, honeyed pastry, apple and traits of wild flowers. In the mouth it has a crystalline purity and excellent silky textured bubbles. A perfect alternative to champagne for any occasion. Please click here for prices and availability.

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Ridgeview Estate Bloomsbury Cuvee Merret

The blend of 64% Chardonnay, 14% Pinot Meunier and  22% Pinot Noir make this sparking wine a lovely aperitif. A bright gold colour with a very fine mousse, Chardonnay dominance brings stimulating fruit freshness and toasty brioche notes; whilst the two Pinot’s add depth and integrity. Please click here for prices and availability.


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Chapel Down Brut English Sparkling

A crisp, dry sparkling wine. Pale lemon in colour, the nose has notes of red apple, lemon grass and fresh bread. A finely structured wine with flavours of fresh citrus, quince and hints of strawberry and brioche. Please click here for prices and availability.