Category Archives: england sparkling

Bluebell Hindleap BdB 2008

Bluebell Vineyard Estates, Hindleap, Brut, Late Disgorged Blanc de Blanc, Quality Sparkling Wine, England, 2008 This wine: varietal chardonnay, bottled 06/2009, disgorged 08/2015, minimum time on the lees of 74 months, natural mushroom cork closure, 11.5% abv, ex-producer, ~£35 (05/16) … Continue reading

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Bluebell Hindleap Brut 2010

Bluebell Vineyard Estates, Hindleap, Brut, Winemaker’s Classic Blend, Quality English Sparkling Wine, East Sussex, UK, 2010. This wine: a blend of 90% chardonnay, 8% pinot noir, with pinot meunier; bottled 07/11, disgorged o2/16, with minimum of 55 months on the … Continue reading

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Nyetimber Classic Cuvee 2007

Nyetimber Classic Cuvee, England, 2007 A blend of  chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier; mushroom cork closure, 12% abv. widely available, about £30 Vinification – ? lees ageing, but probably aligns to the minimum 3 years of Champagne, plus another … Continue reading

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English sparkling wine 2 – first things first

As I have said, over the past 3 years, in any discussion about English sparkling wine – the first thing to do is infiltrate the price conscious UK sparkling market at the Prosecco price point.  This needs an active marketing … Continue reading

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English sparkling wine 1 – what’s in a name?

Does English sparkling wine lack a memorable meaningful generic name?  Who is going to ask for a ‘bottle of English sparkling wine’? The quality is undoubtedly there, witnessed in competition, but, it’s simply too long a name, and it lacks … Continue reading

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