Earlier this month we had the pleasure to be a “guide for the day” with the press for Visit Britain. What a day! Filled with English wine and cheese, the beautiful English countryside, fresh air, castle views, all in the heart of wine country! We departed first thing on a Wednesday morning from the ConradContinue reading »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE English wine has come a long way since the first commercial vineyard in Hambledon in 1952. The UK has over 500 vineyards and 165 wineries and according to Wine GB the 2018 harvest is estimated to produce around 15.6 million bottles, the largest harvest on record (130% increase from the 2017 harvest).Continue reading »
For someone who loves wine as much as I do, dry January simply wasn’t an option. However ‘’Veganuary’’ did make me think about Vegan wines and ponder on which English Wines meet the Vegan seal of approval! As it turns out many English Wines are in fact Vegan friendly and while some producers highlight thisContinue reading »
Stephen Skelton’s 2017 harvest report is available here. uk vineyards harvest report 2017Continue reading »
Mothering Sunday squidgy fish pie. What comes to mind for Mother’s Day Sunday lunch, yup the ubiquitous roast lamb as in spring time, Lamb of God, the coming of Easter and all that? Goodness only knows what the weather is going to be like on 26th March, by the way those at the Met OfficeContinue reading »
Life cannot get much better when Nicola Boarer, owner of English Wine Tasting Tours and I were recently sitting in the peacock blue library with a roaring log fire at the Palladian country house, Squerryes Court, tasting Henry Warde’s Squerryes English Sparkling Wine. It is a tough one! Henry is eighth generation custodian of theContinue reading »
A ‘Jack Frost English Wine Tasting Tour’ with Martin Phillips to Oxney Organic, Beckley near Hastings on the coast accompanying celebrity guests Yegas Naidoo AIWS, International Wine Challenge judge who chooses the wine for South African Airlines First and Business Class. Also at the tastings were Arno Maarsdorp and Zoe Hamilton Peters of London’s premierContinue reading »
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from English Wine Tasting & Tours!
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After a hugely successful 1st year, English Wine Tasting Tours would like to announce their forthcoming 2016 English Wine Tasting Tour Dates. Don’t forget to check back or follow us on social media as we’ll be adding more dates over the coming months. Including a rather exciting ‘Wine and Cheese’’ lovers day out! 28th MayContinue reading »
This English Wine Tasting Tour was definitely special as it was our inaugural Sussex Vineyard Tour that showcased Bolney Estate Vineyard and Bluebell Estate Vineyard. Both are outstanding and award-winning vineyards nestled in the heart of Sussex! While we initially were concerned about having a wine tour during the bank holiday due to people havingContinue reading »