Kent, England

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.
— 7 days ago

Josh liked this

Harvey's Brewery

Rich & Dark Old Ale

GV
8.9

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.
— 14 days ago

Sharon and Philip liked this

Eagle Brewery

Banana Bread Beer

Interesting lager blend. Every mouthful was different. Overall it has a creamy mouthfeel and a bitter backbone. At first sip, it has notes of underripe banana and a sourness, but by the end it had developed a nice warm banana taste. It was almost as if the banana and bread ripened and baked in my glass. Worth trying. — 15 days ago

Eden River Brew Co

Emperor

I nice drink of the eden river brew, in the lake district — a month ago

Hambledon

Classic Cuvée Chardonnay Blend

An interesting and complete wine, the Hambledon NV (2016 base) has more of a developed nose than most of its peers, with aromas of fresh toast, burnt butter, lemon and mandarin. The palate is a beautiful affair, clearly very Chardonnay-led with its lemony acidity but with a pleasant oxidative quality that lures you in with all the seduction of a good Champagne.

Very complex stuff, and at this price a veritable bargain too.
— 2 months ago

Arbor Ales

Café Crème

Rich, Coffee, dark chocolate — 14 days ago

Phipps NBC

Bison Brown

GV
9.0

Lovely brown ale that has been resurrected by the modern NBC Phipps brewery. Brown ale and this beer itself was hugely popular nationally [and locally to Phipps] in the 1950s and 1960s.

This has malt, hops and a creamy taste that makes for great traditional British pint.
— 24 days ago

Sharon liked this

Hattingley Valley

Classic Reserve English Sparkling Wine

Baked pineapple, bruised apple. Very good bubbles! — a month ago

Jason, Romain and 1 other liked this