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AMBRIEL TO FINLAND

We are delighted that Ambriel English Sparkling Wines are now available through Edge Wines in some of the best gastro hotspots in Finland. Just in time for the fizztive season Restaurant Tårget – which has the oldest wine cellars in Turku - has listed the Ambriel...

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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...

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AMBRIEL TO NORWAY

Ambriel English Sparkling Wine is now available in Norway. We are delighted that both Ambriel Classic Cuvee and Ambriel Blanc de Blancs 2010 are now in Oslo for Norwegian fizzerati to sip. They are both a wonderful match for their superb Scandinavian seafood. What...

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DWWA GOLD

While its very un-British to boast, we're bursting to tell you that we won a gold medal in the Decanter World Wine Awards 2018. Huzzah! Our Ambriel Blanc de Blancs 2010 - which we have waited 7 years before releasing - was awarded a gold medal with 95 points. We...

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FINLAND READY FOR ENGLISH SPARKLING?

Ambriel Sparkling Wine was flowing at the Ambassador's reception at the British Embassy in Helsinki before 'Gastro Helsinki' - Finland's most delicious trade fair. While the Ambassador gamely spoke in Finnish Charles Outhwaite stuck to English while enthusing about...

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MAGNIFICENT MAGNUMS

We all know that size matters and – in the wine world - a magnum is the size that matters most. A guest who spots a magnum on arrival knows fun is sure to follow. Clearly the host has a sense of theatre, great taste and is magnanimous. A magnum is a great...

Ambriel Magnum of classic cuvee bottle
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HOW TO TASTE IT

So now that your Sparkling wine has been expertly stored and poured (see previous posts) its time to sip. This is my favourite bit. THE MECHANICS What does it look like? Pick your glass up by the stem so that your hand does not warm the wine. Admire the clarity and...

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HOW TO SERVE IT

Sparkling wine is spectacular. Some Fizzerati have elevated the service of fizz to performance art: sabrage and champagne fountains show brio and verve. However, most of the time when simply sharing a bottle with friends, a more low key service is approriate....

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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 all at once - how do you store it? First, pick the right spot. If you’re lucky enough to have a wine cellar or a wine fridge, that’s perfect, put it there. If...

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Sabrage

Most of the time afizzcionados will twist the bottle gently to release the cork with a discreet and decorous sigh, but sometimes something more spectacular is required. For those moments, I present sabrage. Its a little more challenging, and a lot more dangerous,...

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