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The Blanc de Noirs is here – and its the most wonderful time of the year. What is a Blanc de Noirs? As good fizzerrati know, Blanc de Noirs is a white Sparkling Wine made from black grapes. We squeeze them so gently – its basically a cuddle, really – that the juice doesn’t pick […]
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BLANC DE NOIRS 2016

The Blanc de Noirs is here - and its the most wonderful time of the year. What is a Blanc de Noirs? As good fizzerrati know, Blanc de Noirs is a white Sparkling Wine made from black grapes. We squeeze them so gently - its basically a cuddle, really - that the juice...

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HARVEST 2022

Harvest is when you discover whether your tending of the vines throughout the year has been worthwhile. This year, it was. It has been a spectacular vintage and, as the wines finish fermenting, they are looking very promising. Can’t wait until 2027! It was such a...

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AMBRIEL CLASSIC – BEST NON-VINTAGE ENGLISH SPARKLING

What a delightful surprise to discover Ambriel Classic has been chosen as the best non-vintage English Sparkling wine. What a great filip after all the hard work of this year's harvest. It is the second best pick-me-up - after a sip of ambrosial fizz of course. Our...

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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...

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YOU ARE VERAISON (with apologies to Celine Dion)

We have veraison at Ambriel HQ.   Right now, our Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes are changing colour. Instead of being green and hard as bullets, they are softening and becoming bruise-purple. This is called veraison (“verr-ray-zohn”). Its very exciting....

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GOING BY THE BOOK

This glorious book is an absolute feast. Over-brimming with delicious recipes inspired by visiting English Vineyards, Watercress Willow and Wine is a book to get you salivating.   LOVE WINE FOOD Many of you will already be familiar with...

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HAYFEVER ADVICE NOT TO BE SNIFFED AT.

Seasonal hayfever is miserable. Scientific research suggests swopping your drink helps. Avoid red wine in favour of white wine. Even better, sip Sparkling. Honest. Its the most welcome heyfever management advice you'll get this Summer.   HEY! HEY! ITS HAYFEVER...

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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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