Sparkling Wine News

5 things you might not know about English Sparkling Wine

Not all sparkling wine made in England can be called English Sparkling Wine To be called English Sparkling Wine it must be produced using the traditional method and made from grapes grown in England. Charmat method sparkling wine, where the grapes are grown in England, which Fitz Sparkling Wine produce have to be called Sparkling…

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The Bolney Estate 2016 Blanc de Blancs Brut

What is a Blanc de Blancs?

One of the most popular phrases that you will see on a bottle of wine is the term ‘Blanc de Blancs’. A question that I usually get asked by those starting off in enjoying wine or those simply wishing to understand a bit more about what is inside the bottle is ‘what exactly does the…

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Puklavec Family Wines – From Our Family to Yours

‘The Best Things in Life Should be Shared with Others.’ Normally a wine story begins with someone planting a vine not building a wine cellar, but that is how the Puklavec story began, in the 1930s Martin Puklavec helped construct Puklavec’s current cellar. Sadly he is no longer with us, but he left behind a…

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Bolney Estate Cuvée Rosé 2017

Bolney Wine Estate Supporting Their Local Community

Bolney Wine Estate is located on the edge of the South Downs in Sussex, about 14 miles from the UK’s south coast. As a private, family owned business they are supporting their local community and you can still order their wines to enjoy at home. Bolney has introduced 3 fresh produce boxes, filled with essentials…

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Gladius – For The Roman Empire

“Usus est rerum omnium magister” – Julius Caesar For these who don’t speak Latin, including me, this translates to ‘experience is the teacher of all things.’ You can read and observe all you want, but until you interact with the world, you will never know the way to live your life. In ancient Rome, the…

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Prosecco Label

5 things you might not know about Prosecco

Britain imports the most Prosecco Britain can’t get enough Prosecco, we love it. Last year, 560 million bottles of Prosecco were exported from Italy, making Britain their number one market. Sales of Prosecco to the UK have risen by 163% in the last five years.   Prosecco can only be produced in certain areas of…

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Fox & Fox launches trio of sparkling wines to raise funds for The Drinks Trust

English wine producer, Fox & Fox, launches trio of sparkling wines to raise funds for The Drinks Trust and help those affected by Covid-19. In a bid to deliver some sparkle and lift spirits as the country navigates through the unprecedented and challenging Covid-19 outbreak, East Sussex-based boutique wine producer Fox & Fox has launched…

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Enjoy Springtime with Johann Schneeberger Brut Rosé

When you think of Spring, you automatically think of the days being lighter for longer and plenty more sunshine, colourful flowers like tulips, daffodils and primrose starting to bloom and the time for baby animals being born such as lambs and deer. Another important sighting that Spring is here is seeing butterflies flying around your…

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Schlumberger – Austrian Champagne?

The Schlumberger story all started with the birth of Robert Alwin Schlumberger in France 1814, Robert had to find work before he had finished his studies, this was unfortunately due to his father’s death. He managed to find work at Champagne Ruinart, and he worked his way up to cellar master and production manager, but a…

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