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THE FIZZTIVE SEASON – MAKE MINE A MAGNUM!

03-12-2017

Now that the fizztive season is here we celebrate by releasing our first vintage magnums. Make Christmas sparkle with a […]

DRINK MORE FIZZ!

07-11-2017

‘Drink More Fizz’ is the new book from Jonathan Ray. His impeccable drinks pedigree includes being Drinks Editor of ‘The […]

HARVEST 2017

30-10-2017

This year harvest started in September – which is earlier than normal for us. The warmer weather in the middle […]

The Blanc de Blancs 2010 is released

02-10-2017

We are very excited to announce the release of our Blanc de Blancs 2010. The Blanc de Blancs – literally […]

What a year!

28-08-2017

2017 has been a funny old year. We had a wonderful warm Spring and budburst stated with us on 7th […]

Put rosé in your cheeks

19-07-2017

Everything’s coming up rosé … Decanter magazine’s August features Susie Barrie reviewing English wine. She picked out some ‘glorious’ English […]

Decanter World Wine Awards 2017

01-06-2017

The Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) is the world’s largest and most influential wine competition. Judged by the top wine […]

IWC 2017 – SILVER MEDAL

22-05-2017

We are delighted that in the International Wine Challenge 2017 the Ambriel Classic was awarded a silver medal. The tasting […]

INAUGURAL OPENING FOR ENGLISH WINE WEEK: 27th May – 4th June

12-05-2017

SIP, SIP HOORAY! For the first time we are opening our vineyard and winery to the public to celebrate English […]

FROST RISK

24-04-2017

Frost makes farmers fretful. As the English climate changes, we have found that early warmth triggers an early budburst. This […]

BUDBURST!

09-04-2017

Our first buds appeared in the vineyard a couple of days ago but today’s sunshine has prompted budburst with an […]

THE ENGLISH NOSE KNOWS ….

09-03-2017

The English Nose, Sarah Marsh MW, bravely visited the vineyard in the winter to preview some wines that we will […]

Sussex Modernism Exhibition

01-02-2017

Hoares kindly hosted the Sussex Modernism exhibition. In the early 20th century Sussex was a hotbed of innovation and experimentation. […]

HARVEST FIZZTIVAL

01-11-2016

Now that the 2016 harvest is in, its time to celebrate and reflect on what sort of year it has […]

‘Life’s too short to drink bad wine’ – Its out! We’re in!

20-10-2016

Simon Hoggart’s fabulous book ‘Life’s too short to drink bad wine’ has been up-dated by Jonathan Ray. He has added […]

What’s in a name?

15-09-2016

English Sparkling Wine is fabulous, but the name is clunky and inelegant. The Spectator has just run a competition to […]

Matthew Jukes – Daily Mail

12-09-2016

Matthew Jukes wrote in the Daily Mail on English wine this month and highlighted his favourites. We are delighted that […]

What’s in a name?

05-08-2016

This week the Spectator Magazine is running a competition to find a name for ‘English Sparkling Wine’. Any thoughts? Although […]

Decanter Magazine ‘Highly Recommends’ Ambriel

22-07-2016

Did you spot us in Decanter this month? The August 2016 issue is a special edition on English Sparkling Wine […]

SILVER OUTSTANDING

27-06-2016

The International Wine and Spirit Competition awarded the Classic a Silver Outstanding medal today. Something to celebrate, eh?

SILVER AT THE DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2016

15-06-2016

We are delighted that our Classic Cuvée has been awarded a silver medal in the Decanter World Wine Awards 2016. […]

Jonathan Ray wends his way through the winelands of Sussex

10-04-2016

The Spectator’s Jonathan Ray spends the weekend in the winelands of Sussex and visits Ambriel. Read all about it:  http://www.spectator.co.uk/2016/04/browsing-and-sluicing-in-sussex-and-surrey/ […]

How will Tim Peake celebrate?

13-01-2016

‘This Friday Tim Peake -our brilliant Brit astronaut – does his first spacewalk. Watch Stargazing live on Friday and watch […]

Welcome to our new website

13-01-2016

‘Welcome to our new website. We hope you love it. As well as the chance to know more about us, […]

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WINE, WOMEN AND VOTES

The 6th February 2018 is the centenary of (some) women getting the vote. SUFFRAGETTE COLOURS The suffragettes’ campaign colours are […]

HAPPY ST VINCENT’S!

There are only two things we know for sure about St Vincent of Saragossa. First, his feast day is on […]

MAGNIFICENT MAGNUMS

We all know that size matters and – in the wine world – a magnum is the size that matters […]

TOAST!

A world without ‘Cheers!’ would be dismal. Any celebration devoid of the chinkle of flutes and rousing toasts would be […]

HOW TO TASTE IT

So now that your Sparkling wine has been expertly stored and poured (see previous posts) its time to sip. This […]

HOW TO SERVE IT

Sparkling wine is spectacular. Some Fizzerati have elevated the service of fizz to performance art: sabrage and champagne fountains show […]

Happy ‘St Vincent’s Day’ – why is he the patron saint of winemakers?

There are only two things we know for sure about St Vincent of Saragossa. First, his feast day is on […]

NEW YEAR RESOLUTION: STORE YOUR FIZZ PROPERLY

Now that you’ve brought your cherished bottles of fizz home – assuming that you are not going to drink it […]

BY GEORGE! THE MAN OF MYTHTERY…

Today is St George’s day. The legend off St George is a ripping yarn.  Are you sitting comfortably? Well I’ll […]

Sabrage

Most of the time afizzcionados will twist the bottle gently to release the cork with a discreet and decorous sigh, […]

Winter Pruning

After leaf fall, vines go into a dormant period and while they are sleeping we sneak up on them and […]

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