Tag: English Wine

When it comes to English wine, is Sussex superior? Nay

Continuing our debate on the establishment of an English appellation system, our very own Anne McHale MW takes a patriotic position, defending the existing scheme. As Dominic pointed out very astutely in yesterday’s post, there are many advantages to the creation of regional appellations in the UK; not least the protection afforded to producers and the […]

When it comes to English wine, is Sussex superior? Yea

Following a recent and controversial bid to establish a PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) for still and sparkling wine made in Sussex, we asked two experts to tackle the topic. Here Dominic Buckwell – Berry Bros. & Rudd customer, lawyer and CMS Certified Sommelier – argues that the time is nigh for establishing regional appellations within […]

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. […]

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 […]