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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...

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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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Drawing a Blanc?

Can you tell your Classic, from your Blanc de Blancs or your Blanc de Noirs?  If not, and labels confuse you, here's what it means in black and white. Most English Sparkling Wine - just like most Champagnes - are made from the three famous grape varieties:...

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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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Is Vintage fizz better?

Del Boy in ‘Only Fools and Horses’ showed himself to be a complete plonk plonker. He ordered a bottle of Beaujolais Nouveau ... ‘the 79’ vintage. The vexing question of ‘vintage’ confuses consumers – particularly with Sparkling wines - so here's how to avoid...

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Should Champagne abandon tradition?

Every now and again, a rebel challenges tradition and demands change. It reminds me of Topol in the ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ asserting confidently ‘Tradition! That’s how we keep our balance’, just before his daughters fall in love with all the wrong men and their...