Get Your Vintage For English Wine Week

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Currently Waitrose is the only major supermarket stocking an appreciable range of English wines, sourced from around the UK. Though this may reflect the perception that we don’t believe Britain can produce a wine equal to those from the warmer climes of the EU, Australia or South Africa, let’s discard yesterday’s tale. Modern British winemaking techniques mean we take production more seriously. So cue English Wine Week, which is the national campaign between Sunday 29th May and Sunday 5th June, designed to raise awareness of home produced efforts, with wine tasting and tour events, retailers and outlets showcasing English vintages. Here is a great website to follow English Wine Week events

As part of English Wine Week we are delighted to bring you more great offerings from Vintage Roots, the ‘organic wine people’ with an eco conscience – think wines produced from grapes that are bio dynamically farmed and, where no synthetic herbicides, pesticides and fungicides are used. Vintage Roots’ beverages are suitable for both vegetarians and vegans.

Home Produced Wines

Home Produced Wines

Davenport Horsmonden Dry White 2014, 11.5% abv, RRP £12.99
Another sensitively grown and produced, dry white that we hardly need say is delicious. Horsmonden is the site of Davenport’s first vineyard in East Sussex. Pair with white fish dishes and pasta.

Sedlescombe First Release 2014, 11% abv, £14.99 (featured wine)
A delightful fruity finish stems from the lemongrass and grapefruit palate that follows hot on the heels of a crisp apple and pear nose. Complex in layers, this wine is made from the Rivaner and Bacchus grapes, and comes from England’s oldest vineyard, Sedlescombe. Great drinking on its own.

Silent Pool Organic Rose 2014, 11.5% abv, £15.50
From the Albury Organic Vineyard on the North Downs in Surrey, comes this fruity rosé. With Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes weaving a crisp, red berry palate, we think you’d be hard pressed to find a more summery biodynamic home grown rosé. Great for ‘toning down’ sweet deserts.

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Did you know?
Currently around 30 grape varieties including Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grow in the UK.

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