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WHAT ARE BUBBLES? They are just carbon dioxide, and they have lots of ways of finding their way into wine. Some are better than others. The fun of the effervescence also affects the taste.   BLOWING BUBBLES The easiest way to bubble wine is just to exhale into it through a straw. Simple. All children […]
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APPLES TO BUBBLES TO WINES

WHAT ARE BUBBLES? They are just carbon dioxide, and they have lots of ways of finding their way into wine. Some are better than others. The fun of the effervescence also affects the taste.   BLOWING BUBBLES The easiest way to bubble wine is just to exhale into...

apples to bubbles
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WHY TOAST WITH WINE?

You might dunk a biscuit in your tea, but why would you dunk toast into your wine? WHY IS A TOAST CALLED A TOAST? As with so many things, the Romans deserve the credit. Apparently Romans first dropped burnt bread – known as ‘tostus’ (which, in latin, means...

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TREEBILEE

This is the year of the Treebilee. As the old saying goes, if you want to save a bee, plant a tree.   The Queen's Platinum Jubilee It is the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this year and in order to celebrate we have planted apple trees. The Queen’s Green Canopy...

Jubilee tree
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WHY ‘AMBRIEL’?

Why is our wine called Ambriel? There's a bit of a story. AVOIDING CONFUSION - NOT FRENCH When we planted the vineyard in 2008, there weren’t so many vineyards in England. It may seem ridiculous now, but we were genuinely concerned that people might mistake the...

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Can we have some Summer?

Summer starts on the solstice on 21st June 2021. Whatever the weatherman may say about ‘meteorological summer’ (which is just an administrative fiction) you cannot fight the universe. The planet tilts when it tilts. Summer results. However, after the chilly start...

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DECANTER WINES OF THE YEAR 2020

We were honoured when our Ambriel Classic Cuvée MV was nominated by Decanter Magazine as one of their Wines of the Year 2020.  Only two English Sparkling Wines were. The January 2021 edition of Decanter has now arrived - and guess what? We came joint second with 95...

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