East Sussex, England

Harvey's Brewery

Porter

GV
9.5

Super porter from one of the long standing Sussex brewer.

A 1859 recipe that provides a smooth drink with lots of roasted malt and a balance of hops giving a little fruit, and sugar for a full-bodied beer.
— 19 days ago

Stopham Estate

Pinot Blanc 2013

Lovely wine, complimented a Chipotlé chilli perfectly. — 4 months ago

Wolstonbury

South Downs Bacchus Reichensteiner 2018

Amazing wine found at a wine farm whilst out on a walk. — 8 months ago

Rathfinny

Classic Cuvée Brut Sparkling Blend 2015

Copper in colour, the 2015 Blanc de Noirs from Rathfinny in Sussex is a magical expression of the style and another exceptional English sparkling wine.

The nose features rich aromas of bruised apple, strawberry, brioche and orange peel. The palate is broad, mouth-filling and adds peach and nectarine (Molly’s notes) to the call sheet.

A wine I’d love to pitch against a French equivalent.
— 2 months ago

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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.
— 5 months ago

Josh liked this

Nyetimber

Demi-Sec Chardonnay

Mini bottle — 8 months ago

Harvey's Brewery

Rich & Dark Old Ale

GV
9.4

This is a nice old ale that offers a pleasant taste set around dates, dried fruits, and caramel with a subtle sweetness and gentle hop flavour. Light carbonation.

Great with rainy, dark autumnal days.
— 2 months ago

Sharon and Philip liked this

Greene King / Morland Brewery

Old Speckled Hen English Fine Ale

ESF
9.4

Man I love this stuff - with that widget, it comes out nice & creamy, sweet maltiness, this is a classic English Red Ale — 7 months ago

Lyle, Ira and 6 others liked this