Wiston Estate Winery

South Downs Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay 2015

First time trying Wiston Estate’s Blanc de Blancs, which Neal Martin described as ‘one of the finest English wines that I have encountered’. It’s hard to disagree, but this wine’s youth is perhaps its only hindrance at the moment - which is of course no bad thing. Very bright and vibrant, with a cloud-like texture on the palate and incredibly high acidity, this is a wine that wants to be left alone for at least four more years.

Impressive stuff - can’t wait to revisit.

— 20 hours ago

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Hush Heath Estate

Nannette's English Rosé

Surprisingly good. Light not that much going on but perfecto w the prawnage — a month ago


Bloomsbury Sparkling White Blend 2020

Proper fizz that. Much softer bubbles than prosecco, gorgeous Amber colour with peachy taste. Quaffed it up in the sun with Carol and Andy and The Meal. Good choice, especially on offer at £20 Waitrose (normally £27). — a month ago

Chapel Down

Classic Non-Vintage Tenterden Brut Pinot Blend


Solid #bubbles from what might be the best producer in the #uk #ukwine — 6 days ago

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Harrow & Hope

Blanc de Noirs

Slight unripe strawberry, lots of vanilla and toast. Appropriate aperitif for Scotland vs. England game. — a month ago

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Chapel Down

Kit's Coty Blanc de Blancs 2014

Pale, medium effervescence. Less prominent Apple palate than I’d remembered but still there with coaxing. Balanced and drinkable. — a month ago


Grosvenor Brut Chardonnay 2009

Wonderfull glass of wine!! — 2 months ago


Rosé Blend 2014

Dry. A remarkable grapefruit sour to it that tastes compelling — 23 days ago

Gillian Koh
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Sugre Pierre

The Trouble with Dreams Chardonnay Blend 2014

By some measure the most impressive and unique English sparkling wine I’ve tried to date, Dermot Sugrue’s 2014 ‘Trouble With Dreams’ is a fabulous standard-bearer for the potential of English wine, and for the terroir of the South Downs in particular.

Deep golden in colour, the wine has medium effervescence and opens with gorgeous aromas of almonds, pastry, burnt butter, pear and red apples. The palate is profoundly complex, with a gorgeous display of acidity on entry that transforms to a broad, nutty mid-palate and a creamy, very lengthy finish.

Production is tiny - Dermot Sugrue’s main focus is at Wiston, where the vineyards are far bigger - and hence TWD retails for around £45, which can be considered at the pricier end of the spectrum for English sparkling. Nonetheless this represents superb value in my opinion and is a wine that should continue to age well.
— a month ago

Josh liked this

Hattingley Valley

Classic Reserve English Sparkling Wine

A deliciously lively sparkler from England,
Bright and yeasty with luscious green apple and pear overtones.
— 2 months ago

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I know I'd enjoy this. 🥂