English wine

English rose sparkling

English wine is currently enjoying the spotlight with the world focused on which varieties will be attached to two of this year's biggest events: the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympics.

With approximately 1,500 ha of land under vine, more than 400 vineyards and a 60% production increase in the last five years English wine is fast becoming a variety worth getting to know.

English sparkling wine specifically has been highly praised for its quality, often rivaling that of Champagne.

Some of the most recognisable English wine varieties include: Ridgeview Estate, Denbies, Chapel Down, Hush Heath, Camel Valley and Nyetimber.

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UK Sparkling: May 2013 panel tasting results

25th October 2013

There may have been no Outstanding scores, but our judges were impressed at the consistently high quality, particularly from Chardonnay and from the 2009 and 2010 vintages in our panel tasting as...

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Hambleon Vineyard official winery opening

11th July 2013

Look through our gallery of photos from the official launch of Hambledon Vineyard's new winery....

English rose sparkling

5 great English sparkling roses

10th February 2012

If you're looking for an alternative to the traditional Valentine's Day purchase of rose Champagne, why not take inspiration from the five of the best English sparkling roses.


English Wine: Expert's choice

2nd December 2011

English wine is officially a hot topic, says Susy Atkins, especially the fizz, the best of which rivals Champagne in style, quality and price. See Susy's pick of 21 four and five star sparkling...

Denbies, Surrey

Great English Vineyards

31st May 2011

To celebrate English wine week, we bring you a selection of photographs showing the estates of England's most famous wine producers.