In the year 1215 King John of England signed the Magna Carta, a document which for a while held off a civil war with his Barons. As we all know this document is the first example of a written constitution… Read More ›
Wines of England: #7 Stopham, Pinot Blanc
Pinot Blanc is the second wine I have tasted from Stopham Vineyard in Sussex, another brave and interesting decision by the winemaker to grown a vine away from the mainstream of Bacchus and Chardonnay. The first was their excellent Pinot… Read More ›
Wines of England: #4 A “very” English Revolution!
Our two sparkling wines drunk on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were classic examples of the wine revolution currently taking place in England. Chapel Down, Sparkling Bacchus, made from the grape of that name, and Hush Heath, Balfour Brut Rose,… Read More ›
Wines of England: #3 Stopham Vineyard, Pinot Gris
My virtual tour of England’s vineyards was part of our Christmas wine choices and included Stopham Vineyard, nestled in the South Downs of Sussex on the south coast of England, a 15 acres site planted with 21,000 vines in 2007…. Read More ›
Wines of England: #2 Winbirri Bacchus
Wine with History: Where the heck is Winbirri?Writing my new book, “It’s Not About The Wine” during the Covid pandemic has inspired me to continue my wine travels from home and today’s virtual tour of the vineyards of England arrives… Read More ›
Wines of England: #1 Poulton Hill, Arlington Red
Culture and heritage are like a pair of blankets, both wrapped around that bottle of wine you are about to open! Provided your wine is not one of those soulless, bland, characterless global brands where culture and heritage are not… Read More ›
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