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Spotlight On: English & Welsh Red Wines

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Spotlight On: English & Welsh Red Wines

The most common belief is that the English climate is just too cold for growing grapes to make great red wine. And you’d be forgiven for thinking so – if you asked a lot of people where their favourite red wine comes from, they’d probably list off somewhere warmer than England, be it the South of France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, or somewhere further afield like Australia or Argentina.

However, you can indeed get delicious red wine from England & Wales! You won’t find grape varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon or Nebbiolo in England – we definitely don’t get enough sunshine for those! What you will find are grape varieties such as Regent, Rondo, Dornfelder and of course, Pinot Noir.

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What's the difference between English sparkling wine and Prosecco?

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What's the difference between English sparkling wine and Prosecco?

The tension is building this evening in the run up to England's biggest football event in 50 years - the Euro 2020 final between England and Italy!

Well, let's face it, the football could go either way (though we very much hope it's coming home!) but one contest England is absolutely sure to win is that between English Sparkling Wine and Italy's iconic sparkling wine - Prosecco. 

So, two sparkling wines - what is the difference between English Sparkling Wine and Prosecco? 

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Top English & Welsh Wines to Try in 2021

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Top English & Welsh Wines to Try in 2021

Top English & Welsh wines to try in the second half of 2021!   It’s officially halfway through 2021, and what a year it’s been already! Our English & Welsh winemakers have had a real challenge with the less-than-lukewarm weather we’ve had so far, but never fear – we have some amazing wines that you simply must try before the year is out!  1. Lowick Peony Blush – this is a still rosé from Northamptonshire, and it’s made from a highly unusual blend of Solaris and Regent grapes. It’s dry and deliciously fruity, but it also has some beautiful savoury tones...

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What's the difference between English wine and British wine?

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What's the difference between English wine and British wine?
What’s the difference between English wine and British wine? Anything that’s English can also be classed as British, right? England is part of Great Britain! When it comes to wine, there is a fundamental difference between English (or Welsh) wine and British wine, and it has nothing to do with politics.

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Top 5 English Wine & Cheese Pairings

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Top 5 English Wine & Cheese Pairings
If you’re looking to pair English wines with English cheeses, we have compiled a handy little guide below to some of our favourite pairings! We have also included some Welsh wines and Welsh cheeses!

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