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The Very Best English Sparkling Wines

The Very Best English Sparkling Wines

The Judgement of Parsons Green – not perhaps having the same lustre as the famous Judgement of Paris – but this yearly event pitches English sparklingRead More

A Glass of Bubbly

A Glass of Bubbly

Glass of bubbly? Don’t mind if I do guv… The first few sips were very impressive; then I made the fatal mistake of placing the glassRead More

Rathfinny Estate Concept Video

Rathfinny Estate Concept Video

I hear that the Rathfinny Estate in East Sussex, is about to engage in another round of planting. Specifically 85,000 vines will be added to theRead More

Andrew Barrow
4 Feb
Under Wraps – Champagne Bottles

Under Wraps – Champagne Bottles

A whole mass of bottles about to be served blind for approval or dismissal at the English leg of the Naked Wines Zero to Hero Tasting.Read More

Chapel Down & World Malbec Day

Chapel Down & World Malbec Day

Today is World Malbec Day; who decides these things? Wasn’t it World Chardonnay Day a few weeks or so back? Wasn’t there a push for aRead More

Rathfinny Estate

Rathfinny Estate

Mark Driver’s first view of Rathfinny was via Google Earth while on holiday in Spain. An excited call from his land agent , a view onRead More

Chapel Down Nectar Late Harvest

Chapel Down Nectar Late Harvest

I’m on an Italian bent (Oi! Stop it…) at the mo. Last October’s EWBC in Brescia and trips out to Fruili and Alto Adige followed byRead More

Apples and Vines – Hush Heath Vineyard

Apples and Vines – Hush Heath Vineyard

They chose to make a pink sparkling wine simply “because it makes me smile”. With a marketing head on they – that’s Richard Balfour-Lynn and hisRead More

Matching Chapel Down Wines With Asparagus

Matching Chapel Down Wines With Asparagus

The White Swan, Fetter Lane, London, not exactly my local but when invited by Cooksister for a Friday night out complete with English bubbly and food,Read More

Brightwell Vineyard Panorama

Brightwell Vineyard Panorama

In anticipation of a few scribbled words penned by me appearing on the Via Michelin website I wandered down to my local vineyard – Brightwell Vineyard.Read More

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