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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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READY? FRUIT SET – GO!

We like to let you know what's going on in the vineyard. After a chilly early part of the year, and a slow start to the vines, they are now making up for lost time. All this magnificent sunshine and warmth has encouraged them to romp away. They have flowered and...

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THE FAMILY SILVER

Our new Ambriel Rosé 2015 has just won a silver medal. In its first outing, fresh out of the winery, Decanter World Wine Awards 2021 awarded it a silver. 'Bright ripe strawberry and rhubarb aromas. Full and long with tangy, maturing flavours and a refreshing...

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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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April 2021 – The Cruelest Month?

This April has been the frostiest on record in England.  Like TS Elliot in ‘The Wasteland’ you may feel that ‘April is the cruelest month’. Certainly many vignerons would agree with you. Night after night, people fretted and stalked their vineyards trying to save...

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AMBRIEL IS CARBON NEUTRAL

We are delighted and proud to announce that Ambriel is carbon neutral. We have had a complete review of everything we do in the vineyard and winery, and everything our suppliers do, and everything our consumers do. We've totted it all up. With the advice of those...

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WASSAIL!

Tonight is Twelfth Night - the traditional time to Wassail. Obviously the national lockdown means that we can't go a-wassailing with anyone else, but the night is chilly and we'll seize any excuse to tramp about the vineyard singing and slurping. If you brush off...

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CLOUD TEN

Today we launch Cloud Ten. Its our limited edition magnum that has been ten years in the making. We have raided the library stock of our own cellars to release 250 bottles. Cloud Ten is made up of our Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes harvested during...

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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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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...

CSWWC 2020