Category: English Wine

A gem above the Romney Marshes

Stephanie Barlow, one of the expert Wine Advisors from our Warehouse Shop, reports back on her recent visit to the Gusbourne Estate, the Kent producer that’s fast becoming a benchmark for domestic winemaking talent The beautiful Indian summer feels a distant memory now we are engulfed by chilly autumn mornings. Some of the Berry Bros. […]

Taste the difference: English sparkling wine

English wines are enjoying a wonderful summer – not just out in the vineyards, but also when it comes to their increasingly celebrated reputation for quality. Stephanie Barlow, a Wine Advisor who recently hosted a sell-out tasting of Southern Belles in our Warehouse Shop, explores their many and varied charms. The profusion of fantastic farmers’ […]

An English country vineyard

On a recent sunny summer’s day, our photographer, Simon Peel, declared the light was ‘perfect’ for him to vacate the office in favour of a jaunt to one of our local vineyards. Camera in hand, he reports back on how the English vintage is progressing in what has been – this weekend’s storms aside – […]

What we’re drinking: English sparkling

With summertime in full swing – and, as a recent report shows, more sparkling wine being consumed than ever before – thoughts turn to the increasingly sophisticated pleasure of English bubbles. Simon Field MW ponders the charm of home-grown sparkling. To say that English sparkling wine has come of age is something an understatement; the […]