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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 ‘roasted’ or ‘parched’) into their wine. If […]
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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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SUPERBUG

  It’s perhaps not what we’re known for, but Ambriel is proud to be carbon neutral. Why? Well, because sustainability simply benefits everyone – us, because our land gives us great wine, you, because you can consume said wine if you are so inclined, and the...

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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...

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ST GEORGE THE MYTHSTERIOUS

On 23rd April we celebrate St George. This year,  Matthew Jukes had a fabulous article in the Daily Mail’s Weekend Magazine complete with quintessentially English recipes. There are also some rather good English wine recommendations including (ahem) one of our own...

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WEST SUSSEX VINEYARDS BUDBURST!

Budburst! At last - it has happened. West Sussex vineyards budburst into riotous green. We're off with the new vintage. Say it quietly, but the last couple of weeks have been warm and sunny. Unlike last year, when April was obdurately cruel, we’ve had warm, sunny,...

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IS DILUTION THE SOLUTION?

Funny old things grapes. As they ripen, sugar levels rise, acids fall and flavours develop – although not necessarily in sync. Typically the sugars evolve more quickly than the flavours. Higher sugar means higher alcohol. So if you pick the grapes at the correct...

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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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I’M DREAMING OF A BLANC DE BLANCS CHRISTMAS

Sometimes dreams do come true. I’ve been dreaming of a Blanc de Blancs Christmas and – at last – its here. Just in time for the festive season. We hand-picked our carefully selected, estate-grown Chardonnay in October 2017 to make a great British Classic in the...

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MY WORD! ITS MY BOND.

The name's Bond. James Bond. Its no time to lie - everyone wants to claim the world's most famous spy as their own.  If James Bond sips booze in a bar, that brand's sales soar. So no-one targets James Bond more ruthlessly than marketing men - with a view to making...

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The Great British Summer Sipping

'A summer without Ambriel is no summer at all' according to The Spectator. We agree. We Brits will make do without much sun, as long as the Summer has something delicious to sip. Now that Summer is ready to go, so are we. There's no getting away from it, Summer...

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