London was recently treated to its annual tasting of English wines and having been there year on year ever since the tastings began, we can honestly say that things have never looked better for English wine! Lynn Mueting gives us her top English sparkling wines from the tasting.
Some eighty miles north and about two hundred and fifty miles across the channel, lies a chalky soil similar to the Champagne region of France but in a very different country. This is England, where the migration of great sparkling wine extends its journey toward deliciousness; from Kent ‘the garden of England’, towards Sussex, Hampshire, through Devon and all the way to Cornwall.
In this green and pleasant land, the vineyards are springing up alongside daffodils and bluebells all along the rolling and stunningly beautiful English countryside. The bright yellow and green fields frame the vineyard views and if you get lucky with a sunny summer’s day, a shady tree, a garden party or a special celebration is the perfect time to pop a cork and enjoy some of the best. WineGB recently held its inaugural tasting in London and of the wines shown, there were nine producers who stood out for me. Here they are below.