We have had a fairly sleepy start to the year, with few events and gigs out in the cold. Other than keeping an eye on the freezing prunings taking place the country over, we’ve been trying to keep ourselves warm in the cosy offices of Sparkling English Wine HQ…
Kingscote Sparkling English Cyder is going down well, especially as the sun starts showing it’s friendly absent face. You can currently find it at the following restaurants and bars:
The Shed Restaurant, Notting Hill, London
Cat Inn pub and restaurant, West Hoathly, Sussex
Ten Green Bottles, Brighton
Middle farm, Sussex
The English Wine Centre, Sussex
With spring just around the corner, and a hint of sunshine (well, here’s hoping!) we thought we’d say hi and let you know of our exciting new Sparkling English Wine Club’s second installment with wines from producers all over the south of England.
For those of you who are yet to subscribe, this next box has some stormers of wines in it…
From Sussex we’ve got Henners’ Brut Vintage 2009, and Nyetimber’s brand new Blanc de Blancs 2007; From Hampshire, the delightful Meonhill Reserve NV; Dorset gives us English Oak’s Engelmann Cuvée 2009; as far west as the Wye Valley, Castle Brook Vineyard provides their perfectly developed Chinn Chinn 2006.
And for our pink in the box, we’ve got Sharpham’s sumptuous Sparkling Pink 2009
By joining the Wine Club, you will receive a selection of six sparkling wines on a quarterly basis, allowing you to discover new gems. We know the wines we sell are of superb quality, owing to our Sparkling English Wine blind tasting panel involving MWs and other industry experts…
You’ll also benefit from a wealth of information on each wine and producer including tasting notes and biographies.
To take advantage of the Wine Club, click here to find out more info and subscribe.
Nyetimber have released their 2007 Blanc de Blancs, which we were lucky enough to be a few of the first to try this wine when it was launched at January’s London Collections Men’s Fashion Week. This is one of the best Blanc de Blancs vintages I have tried from Nyetimber. That’s following some superb vintages from 98, 01, and 03. The 2007 will continue to develop in the bottle of the course of the next few years and will just get better and better. Stock up now is my advice…!