English Sparkling Wine Part II - Some Interesting Numbers

English Sparkling Wine Part II – Some Interesting Numbers

Basking (or sweltering) in the sun, July 2018 - Nyetimber's new planting on Chartham Downs in Kent"My soil's horrible stuff, but it doesn't seem to matter..."...said no vineyard owner ever ...
Report - The Finest Bubble Champagne Range Tasting (London, June 2018)

Report – The Finest Bubble Champagne Range Tasting (London, June 2018)

There's nothing quite like trying wines next to each other. The trouble is that, when it comes to Champagne, casually opening a few bottles for a comparative tasting is not ...
English Sparkling Wine Part I - Balance, Time and Terroir

English Sparkling Wine Part I – Balance, Time and Terroir

Gusbourne Estate, Kent, March 2018 English Sparkling Wine is enjoying its time in the spotlight. The man on the Clapham omnibus has probably had a few glasses by now (or ...
Book Review: "Bursting Bubbles: A Secret History of Champagne and the Rise of the Great Growers" by Robert Walters

Book Review: “Bursting Bubbles: A Secret History of Champagne and the Rise of the Great Growers” by Robert Walters

"For too long, we, the wine community, have gone easy on Champagne. We have bought into the countless myths espoused by the marketeers of the region, and we have ignored ...