Yes, we are also big advocates for quality British wines. Do not be surprised- the history dates back to Roman times and currently there are more than 200 vineyards (some sources state 350, but we will double-check first!) in the UK.
Apart from award-winning sparkling wines (we are preparing a special report on those before the festive season!) there are a few good white and rose wines - we have already tried the ones from Chapel Down and the Three Choirs. We were delightfully surprised about zingy flavours and pleasant refreshing qualities.
With the current festive season we are glad our memebers contributed and reviewed Chapel Down Sparkling Rose, this vintage sparkling wine retails for 19 - 22 pounds and can easily beat more prestigious brands. Users were impressed by its mild taste and blackcurrant notes.
Ortega medium dry would be our best local (Yes! It is British!) dry white- it has a few awards in the sleeve and those guys (Biddenden Vineyards) deserve a medal to deliver beautifully scented and matured British white wine which is not a bone dry one, but sort of medium dry- drier than Vouvray though! This vineyard enjoys multiple British wine awards and just awaits your judgment. What do you think?
We have already reviewed the following:
We are to contribute regularly to our knowledge of British winemaking, so watch this space and send us your reviews and comments (e) email@example.com!
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