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Competitions are tough, but the Champagne and Sparkling WIne World Championships declare themselves to be the toughest. Effervescent wines from around the globe are judged against each other and this year over 1,000 fizzes were put through their paces. Including ours. I am proud to say that – overall – the UK came third  out […]
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CSWWC 2020

Competitions are tough, but the Champagne and Sparkling WIne World Championships declare themselves to be the toughest. Effervescent wines from around the globe are judged against each other and this year over 1,000 fizzes were put through their paces. Including...

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AMBRIEL LATEST RELEASE: BLANC DE NOIRS 2015

As the the nights are getting darker and Autumn settles in, cheer yourself with our latest release: the Ambriel Blanc de Noirs 2015. Its a limited edition of only 750 bottles. This Traditional Method English Sparkling Wine is made exclusively from our pinot noir...

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Harvest 2020 – outstanding vintage

At last the 2020 harvest is safely in - and it is stunning. After all the hard work throughout the year the grapes have been hand-picked and pressed in the winery and the juice is beginning to ferment gently. Its the most exciting time for the winemaker when all...

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DWWA 2020

There is a plethora of wine awards out there, but we feel that the Decanter World Wine Awards is one of the best. It is the quality of its judging and its global perspective that makes all the difference. A medal from the DWWA really means something and we always...

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THE GRAPE GLOBAL PANDEMIC

While the world frets over the current global pandemic, remember that vines had a grape global pandemic of their own: Phylloxera. Phylloxera is not a virus. It is a louse originating from America and which dines on vines. The local vines in the USA were...

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Bee Supportive

If – like us – you’re worried about the plight of the bumblebee, please support The Bumblebee Conservation Trust. In the last 80 years bumblebee populations have plummeted, and two species have even become extinct in the UK.

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Nores Knows

We were delighted to be invited by Nores to Stockholm and Bergen to talk about English Sparkling Wine.  The on-trade in Norway and Sweden have embraced our fine fizz and wanted to know a little more about it, so we gave them a little snapshot of the industry.

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UK to US: the special relationship in taste

The UK and the US have always had a special relationship: we may be divided by a common language but apparently our palates are in synch. Anne Krebiehl MW @AnneInVino reviewed English Sparkling Wines and encouraged her American readers to give it a go. The reason...

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HARVEST 2018

I’m always cautious of hyperbolic harvest reports but 2018 has genuinely been the best year ever. It has been 10 years since we planted our vineyards and the weather has not always been kind – remember the wet and chilly 2012? – but this year has been the joint...