Basket

English Wine

English Wine

Having grown up in the West Country we can remember the days when cider was cheaper than milk and we would get kitchen pans filled with draft scrumpy from the White Hart public house in Castle-Cary. Happily, our 'mad apple' days are now well behind us and we can enjoy far more sophisticated beverages from Somerset. One such is 'Smith and Evans' Pinot-Chardonnay from Higher Plot Farm near Langport. Hailing from a single hectare vineyard of free-draining white loess and calciferous limestone soil, the production is minimal but the quality excellent. With an inviting brioche bouquet, lively mousse and persistent orchard fruit palate it is a shining example of how dramatically English sparkling wine has improved in the 21st Century.

Another superlative English sparkling wine is the 'Somerset Rosé' from Brian Shirley and Jack Brayton's 'Wraxall Vineyard'. Made from pure bottle-fermented Pinot Noir it has a pale pink robe, wild strawberry scents and a delicate red fruit palate offset by a fresh acidity. It makes a superb al fresco aperitif and partner to canapés.

View as Grid List
per page
Shop By
  1. Smith and Evans: Pinot Chardonnay 2014
    Bottle
    £29.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £359.40
  2. Côtes du Roussillon: Les Sorcières du Clos des Fées Blanc 2018
    Bottle
    £15.75
    Bottle (Case)
    £189.00
  3. Côtes du Roussillon: Les Sorcières du Clos des Fées Rouge 2018
    Bottle
    £15.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £183.00
  4. Wraxall Vineyard Sparkling Rosé
    Bottle
    £27.50
    Bottle (Case)
    £330.00
  5. IGP Côtes Catalanes: 'Vieilles Vignes' Domaine du Clos des Fées Grenache Blanc 2017
    Bottle
    £23.75
    Bottle (Case)
    £285.00
  6. IGP Côtes Catalanes: Domaine Ferrer-Ribière 'Empreinte du Temps' Grenache Blanc 2017
    Bottle
    £14.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £179.40
  7. Collioure: Domaine La Tour Vieille 'Les Canadells' 2018
    Bottle
    £17.75
    Bottle (Case)
    £213.00
  8. IGP Côtes Catalanes: Domaine Ferrer-Ribière 'Empreinte du Temps' Carignan 2016
    Bottle
    £14.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £179.40
  9. Domaine la Tour Vieille: Banyuls Réserva
    Bottle
    £21.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £263.40
  10. Côtes du Roussillon: Domaine Ferrer-Ribière 'Cuvée Tradition' 2016
    Bottle
    £12.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £155.40
  11. Côtes du Roussillon: Domaine du Clos des Fées 'Vieilles Vignes' Rouge 2015
    Bottle
    £27.50
    Bottle (Case)
    £330.00
  12. Côtes du Roussillon: Agly Brothers 2016
    Bottle
    £22.00
    Bottle (Case)
    £264.00
  13. Côtes du Roussillon: Agly Brothers 2015
    Magnum
    £45.00
    Magnum (Case)
    £270.00
  14. Collioure: Domaine La Tour Vieille 'La Pinède' 2018
    Bottle
    £16.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £203.40
View as Grid List
per page