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Time to Champagne!! Lets Celebrate the New Year in Style!

Time to Champagne!! Lets Celebrate the New Year in Style!

"Too much of anything is bad,but too much Champagne is just right." — F. Scott Fitzgerald


Time to Champagne! Lets Celebrate the New Year in Style!


Why Do We Drink Champagne on New Year's Eve?

The tradition of popping bottles of Champagne to celebrate dates all the way back to the 16th century when European aristocrats would pour glasses of the bubbly beverage at their royal parties. At the time,only the elite could afford to drink Champagne. However, the drink’s popularity at celebratory occasions persisted until Champagne became less expensive and more accessible in the 1800s.


Once the price of Champagne declined, wine sellers began marketing it to lower- and middle-class members who still thought of the beverage as an aspirational drink. Visually, Champagne overflows with bubbles — symbolically, with joy and abundance —making it perfect for a toast. Although many customers still could not afford to drink Champagne regularly, they could afford to buy bottles for special occasions.


As time went on,Champagne became the centre piece of numerous secular rituals that replaced formerly religious practices. For example, christening a ship with the"holy water” of Champagne became a substitute for having a priest present. This ritual, in particular, often involved simply smashing a bottle of Champagne on the bow of the ship for good luck and safe travels.


Eventually, winemakers began to develop the modern-day technology for bottling carbonated wine. Namely, Dom Perignon who added two safety features to its Champagne packaging to prevent bottle explosions — a rope snare to keep the cork in place and thicker glass so the bottles could withstand the pressure of holding a carbonated beverage. These improved Champagne bottles proved to be perfect for popping open on special occasions.


Champagne sales continued to boom throughout the Industrial Revolution, quickly becoming a staple of celebrations everywhere. To this day, popping Champagne symbolizes a joyful occasion. In particular, New Year’s Eve is the perfect occasion to pullout all the stops and flourish your aspirations with this bubbly drink. For many people, the sound of a Champagne bottle popping has come to signify the official start of the New Year.



What Is the Best Champagne for New Year’s Eve?


Choosing a good Champagne for New Year's Eve should be based entirely on your personal preferences and what you appreciate in a bottle of wine.

Now that you’re familiar with the backstory of how Champagne rose to become the holiday’s signature drink, it’s time to discuss what a good Champagne for New Year’s Eve is. Many people think that the most expensive bottle must be the highest quality bottle, but that is not always the case. Just like any other commodity, Champagne is typically sold for a price the market is willing to pay.


Another common misconception about choosing good Champagne is that every sparkling wine is Champagne. In reality, Champagne refers solely to sparkling wine from Champagne, a specific region in France famous for growing Champagne grapes. Authentic Champagne from this region tastes a bit more delicious and special because it comes from such a distinctive and unique place, making it difficult for other sparkling wines to rival.


Still, other sparkling wines, like Italian Prosecco and Spanish Cava, can be great values. If you are on a tighter budget this New Year’s Eve, these variations of sparkling wine can be an excellent way to stock up on wine for your party guests without overspending.


Finally, you typically don’t have to worry whether a bottle is an older vintage when you’repurchasing sparkling wine. In general, sparkling wines are usually non-vintage, meaning reserve wine from previous years is blended with newer wine to produce a consistent house style. While expensive bottles or older bottles might be more highly touted than other varietals, you don’t have to purchase the most popular Champagne for New Year’s Eve. Choosing a good Champagne for New Year’s Eve should be based entirely on your personal preferences and what you appreciate in a bottle of wine.


From high-quality value buys to classic Champagnes, there’s nothing like enjoying an eclectic bottle of festive fizz. Whether you’re looking for one bottle to splurge on for an intimate, low-key celebration or a wine you can keep pouring all night long, York Wines has the perfect bottles of Champagne and sparkling wine to start the New Year with a bang.


Ultimately, what type of wine you get for New Year’s Eve is completely up to you. Although Champagne is the traditional New Year’s drink of choice, you should purchase whatever variety of wine you and your guests will enjoy the most.


Take a look at our selection of Champagne and sparkling wine HERE.


New Year’s Eve Cocktails With Champagne

If you want to bring in the New Year right, you need some New Year’s Eve Champagne recipes that will wow your party guests. In this section, you’ll discover a list of the best Champagne cocktails for New Year’s Eve, along with a few morning Champagne recipes for New Year’s brunch the next day.


1. Classic New Year’s Eve Champagne Cocktails

When it comes to the best New Year’s Champagne cocktails, it can be hard to beat the classics. A simple Champagne cocktail is easy to prepare and often steals the show at celebrations. All you have to do to get your New Year’s Eve party off to a roaring start is drop a sugar cube into a flute of Champagne and marvel at the fountain of bubbles it creates. In addition to making your glass sparkle, this Champagne cocktail will taste delightful.


2. Prosecco Cocktails

Another easy mixed drink to prepare for New Year’s Eve is a Prosecco cocktail. This cocktail is sophisticated and classy, featuring citrus notes and plenty of bubbles. By adding an orange twist to your glass of Prosecco, you can have a fancy cocktail in mere minutes. The fruity flavours underlying the stronger taste of Prosecco make this cocktail taste like a night time version of a mimosa.


3. Chambord and Champagne Cocktails

Chambord and Champagne Cocktails. The raspberry taste of Chambord gives the bubbles of Champagne an extra flavour boost, creating a delicious and sophisticated cocktail.

This cocktail recipe couldn’t be easier — just combine Chambord and Champagne. These two drinks area dynamic duo that play off of each other’s characteristics well. The raspberry taste of Chambord gives the bubbles of Champagne an extra flavour boost,creating a delicious and sophisticated cocktail.


4. Kir Royale

Making a Kir Royale offers you another opportunity to make an easy cocktail that still feels festive and refined. This renowned French cocktail centres around sparkling wine and black currant liqueur, resulting in the perfect balance of bubbles and berries. The simplicity of a Kir Royale makes the drink’s fruit-filled flavours shine.


5. French 75 Cocktails

A French 75 cocktail might just be the most sophisticated and refreshing Champagne cocktail recipe for New Year’s Eve you could choose. French 75 cocktails are festive, bubbly,tangy and a bit botanical. The best part about this mixed drink is it requires only a few simple ingredients. All you need for your French 75 cocktails is Champagne, gin, lemon juice and sugar.


Here's to the bright New Year

And a fond farewell to the old;

Here's to the things that are yet to come

And to the memories that we hold.

~ Anon

Created On  30 Dec 2022 12:30 in Blog  -  Permalink

Rioja Wine Month

Rioja Wine Month
Rioja Wine Month 

Rioja is Spain’s finest wine producing region, located in the north of the country on the banks of the Ebro river and surrounded by the majestic Sierra de Cantabria and Sierra de la Demanda mountain ranges. Spanning 66,250 hectares, it is home to almost 600 wineries and is characterised by its varied climates and altitudes, making it a and food friendly wines, from robust reds, to vibrant rosados, and melting pot that produces some of the world’s most diverse fresh whites to crisp sparklings.      

The Denominación de Origen Calificada Rioja is located in the north of Spain, on both sides of the River Ebro. It is divided into three large zones: Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Oriental. With more than 65,000 hectares of vineyards, each town and terroir has its own personality, making Rioja a unique land.
Rioja Alta
A Rioja zone with a predominating Atlantic climate and clay-limestone, ferrous-clay and alluvial soils.
It is not only known for the number of wineries and vineyards that are part of it, but for their quality and the great tourist offer around them.

Rioja Alavesa
A Rioja zone with predominating Atlantic climate and clay-limestone soils divided into terraces and small plots.
A sea of infinite vineyards joins the cultural and architectural heritage of its medieval villages, which preserve all the flavour of the passage of time and the traces of history.

Rioja Oriental
The Rioja zone with the driest and warmest climate, as it is influenced by the Mediterranean climate, with mainly alluvial and ferrous-clay soils. It was known as Rioja Baja until 2017.
With a moderate Mediterranean influence, the vines are gently blown by the north wind, producing ripe, healthy grapes in excellent condition that define the essence of this territory and its wines.

Rioja As A Whole
The whole area benefits from the confluence of two widely opposing climates (Atlantic and Mediterranean) with an annual rainfall of a little above 400 l/m2 and mild temperatures, ideal conditions for grape growing.

Rioja soils are also highly suitable for quality viticulture, as they have a balanced structure (sand, silt and clays), are slightly alkaline, poor in organic content and have moderate water availability during the summer.

Altogether, the Wine Region has a diversity of soils (clay-limestone, clay-ferrous and alluvial) and micro-climates (vineyard layout and exposure levels, protection from wind, etc.) that give the wines unique traits. This, coupled with the use of different grape varieties and growing techniques, allows for a wide range of wines which vary in personality yet remain within the framework of a perfectly recognisable common identity.

Rioja Grapes


Rioja Winemaking and Ageing
Rioja wines are embraced by the oldest Designation of Origin in Spain, which was officially recognised in 1925. and in 1991 Was awarded the highest category, Calificada, making Rioja the first designation to receive this award. The Designation Specifications define the demarcation of the production area, the grape varieties that can be grown, the maximum allowable yields, wine making and ageing techniques, and other aspects. 

The Control Board, which includes grape growers, winemakers and Administration representatives, is in charge of ensuring compliance with the DO standards in order to protect the type and quality of Rioja wines.
The Control Board runs a strict and efficient control system from production to commercialisation, both for the quantity and quality of protected wines. For this, all Rioja wines have to undergo a series of analysis and tests to determine if the wine is worthy or not of the Denominación de Origen Calificada. Failure on the part of grape growers to comply with standards could lead to loss of the right to use the name Rioja for the production obtained.

Rioja has managed to stay at the forefront of wine production in the whole world and is now drunk in over 130 countries and Rioja has the largest number of barrels of any wine region in the world, 1.3 million in fact. Now, the passion and pioneering spirit of a new generation of winemakers is leading to an increasing focus on terroir and sustainability in the region – an exciting time for Rioja!

Try some of our wines and help us celebrate Rioja Wine Month for the whole of October! 

Created On  4 Oct 2022 12:48 in Blog  -  Permalink

Off the Beaten Track

Off The Beaten Track 

If you were asked which countries produced quality wine. No doubt you would say at least a handful of these countries…  France, Spain, Portugal, Italy,  America, Argentina, Chile, Australia, or New Zealand just to name a few. All very well-known wine producing countries that many of us will have tried wine from.

But what about off the beaten track? Those lesser-known wine producing countries that are producing some stunning wines at very reasonable prices. Germany, Romania, Lebanon and Sicily are just some of the off the beaten track countries that we stock wine from. With a bit of luck and a lot more tasting we can hopefully add to this list of countries that have some brilliant wines. 


The home of Transylvania and Bram Stoker’s character, Dracula, the Transylvanian Count who had a penchant for sucking blood. Vlad Tepes or as we know him as Vlad the Impaler the ruthless ruler of Wallachia who was named for his preferred form of torture and once impaled ordered 20,000 defeated Ottomans to be impaled on wooden stakes outside the city of Târgoviște. It may be known for its darker ages in history and its fictional characters but the wine making tradition in Romania is a long and noble one. The first records of viticulture in the Banat region date back to the Roman invasion of Dacia in the First Century AD, but legend tells of Bacchaus, the God of Wine, spending his childhood there. More recent history shows that the vineyards used for Umbrele were already renowned by 1447, when the lord of Severin Mihall de Ciorna purchased the vineyards for 32 Hungarian gold florins. Despite how long viticulture has been present in Romania due to the lack of money, expertise and resources the wine has struggled with popularity. Remarkably Romania has been producing wine for the same amount of time as France and is among the top 10 countries in the world with regard to area under vine and wine production.
Regardless, Englishman Philip Cox and his wife have replanted some of the vines in the 700 hectare Cramele Recas vineyard on the rolling hills in Viile Timisului, along with a new winery and a 20 million euro investment has enabled the vineyard to produce a variety of superb, well priced Calusari wines. Calusari named after a secret Romanian fraternal sect whose dance is said to look like they are flying through theair. They were also said to be able to cure the victims of fairies but that, I suspect has more to do with the Romanians love of wine! Not only do we have Romanian Calusari wines in stock we also have Umbrele Wine also from ViileTimisului, Romania when the lord of Severin Mihall de Ciorna purchased the vineyards for 32 Hungarian gold florins in 1447 with the large investment it has allowed for the Cramele Recas vineyard to produce beautifully fresh and fruity wines at very reasonable prices. 




Lebanon’s wine making history dates back 1,000 of years. In the city of Baalbek, in the Bekaa Valley, an astonishingly intact second-century temple to Bacchus, Roman god of wine, holds a dramatic mirror to wine’s cultural significance in this part of the world. Fast forward to 1857, when French Jesuit monks planted Cinsault vines in the Bekaa Valley, the presence of the French between the World Wars cemented a wine culture in the country. Today, Lebanon has come a long way in focusing on its wine production. On an average, close to 6m cases of wine are produced in this country every year.

Gaston Hochar's celebrated Château Musar was a late arrival on the wine making scene, in 1930, but its meteoric rise has seen it become one of the iconic Lebanese wines in the Western markets. Despite the adverse effects from the frequent conflicts in the region (chiefly vineyard destruction and immigration), the resilience and dedication of Lebanon's winemakers has kept wine making traditions there alive.


Extremadura Wines 

Off the beaten track in Spain… Extremadura. A place that only a true wine connoisseur may have heard off. With sometimes as little as 400 ml of rain throughout the year and summers that are very long andvery dry with average temperature in the late 30s. All this lack of rain and stony/gravel like ground is not conducive for growing vines. Yet somehow, they have managed to do so. The Coloma Family Amelia, Felix and Helena our exclusive Extremadura wine producers have sown grapes that grow in this area and in particular the grapes grown on their Evandria vineyards develop high quality and reach great potential, giving rise to wines that exhibit an exceptional personality and style. The soil where Evandria vineyard stands used to be a lake, therefore rocks and stones are predominant. These stones and rocks have been shaped along the years by the river Guadiana creating round pebbles. Evandria’s both stony and sandy soil can keep the heat during the day, then releasing it at night; this has an accelerating effect on the maturation of grapes. The grape harvest may start at the end of July, among the earliest in the Northern Hemisphere. These wines simply put are brilliant. I hope that all of you get a chance to try some of the wines from off the beaten track. Incredible wines for incredible prices! 


Created On  22 Sep 2022 16:09 in Blog  -  Permalink

War of the Rosés

War of the Rosés
Sheriff Hutton, where York Wines are based, is steeped in history with two castles in the village, only one of which still stands, albeit as ruins. Sheriff Hutton itself has strong links to both Richard III and Henry VII and the War of the Roses with Richard III himself having being based at the castle throughout his time as the King and head of the House of York. Situated just thirteen miles from York, the northern capital, Sheriff Hutton was chosen as one of two sites (the other being Sandal Castle) to host the 'Council of the North', a body designed to improve Royal administration in Northern England. He also used the site as a stronghold and as the threat of invasion from Henry Tudor increased he sent his retinue to the castle for their safety.

However needless to say the War of the Roses didn’t go well for Richard or the House of York with the demise of both. Luckily here at York Wines we don’t hold that against anybody especially our Rosé wine. 

From its pretty pink hue to its refreshing taste on a warm summer day, rosé has become the "it” wine over the last several years, and it shows no signs of fading. But despite being a social media star and attractive garden party drink, many people still don’t know what rosé is, or where it comes from. 

So what is Rosé wine you ask?

Pour Red and White together that makes Rosé, right?! 

Rosé is not a specific type of grape — it's simply refers to the colour of the wine, like red and white. Rosé is generally made using red grapes and the most common grapes used are Grenache, Sangiovese, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, and Pinot Noir. The grapes are typically blended, however, in some cases, like in California, rosés can be made as single varietals with 100% Pinot Noir grapes. 

The rosé colour comes from the red colour of the skins on the grapes. When the juice and grape skins marry, the colour of the grape skins bleeds into the juice, creating the wine's colour. In wine making, this process is called maceration. The reduced skin contact is what gives rosé its signature colour. Rosé has increased in popularity all over the world but it has been a mainstay in France for centuries, with the region of Provence producing more rosé than any other style of wine. It’s also quite popular in Spain (where it’s called Rosado) and Italy (Rosato).

You may notice that rosé comes in different shades of pink varying from dark pink almost red to very pale pink and salmon with every other colour in between.  For example here at York Wines look at the variety of colours we have in some of our rose wines. 

So what does it taste like? 

Rosé's flavour profile is fresh and fruity with red fruits such as strawberries, cherries and raspberries. When it comes to the best way to serve rosé, temperature is all important. No one likes drinking warm rosé and the right temperature can bring out the best qualities and enhance its taste! So don’t forget to put your rosé in the fridge prior to drinking and serve it anywhere between 4-10 degrees. 

Why not give some of our newest rosé a try? Perfect for the upcoming summery months and a great addition to those BBQs on hot evenings that we have been promised by the weatherman. Take a look in particular at the following wines which are in stock.

Chateau d'Esclan Whispering Angel Rose 2021 £21.95
Whispering Angel Rose is regularly referred to as the new benchmark for classic French Cotes de Provence Rose. This new 2021 vintage of Whispering Angel Rose is no exception. Adored by wine lovers around the world this Whispering Angel Rose has evocative flavours of grapefruit and citrus combined with a wonderfully refreshing acidity. 

Roger et Didier Raimbault Sancerre Rose 2019 is a stunning, light, delicate and subtle Rose wine. A rare and distinctive Rose made exclusively from Pinot Noir grapes. Quite light, fragrant and delicately complex. This is a wine to think about and enjoy its charm. Pinot Noir Rose at its very best. 

This Rose is wonderfully typical of the region - red currants, cherries, wild raspberries and spice abound from the glass onto the nose.  Soft, light and dry. Pierre de Taille is pale in colour and and a delicately flavoured Rosé but with good weight and depth. Fresh and fruity bouquet of red fruit and slight citrus mineral note. Well balanced with refreshing finish.

Calusari Pinot Noir Rose 2021 £8.25
This Rose is pale pink in colour. Dry and fruity in the mouth with a crisp acidity on the palate. Soft, clean fruity flavours fill your mouth with an ever so slightly peppery aftertaste intermixed with hints of caramel.

Chateau Ladesvignes Bergerac Rose 2020 Silver Medal £9.45
Chateau Ladesvignes Bergerac Rose is dry, fresh and different. If you try it we are confident that you will enjoy it. Made from red grapes, but in the style of a white wine. This wine makes for a fantastically refreshing summer wine. This is a lovely Rose for all occaions. Not too dry and not too sweet, just lovely, fresh and very fruity.

Created On  12 Aug 2022 16:39 in Blog  -  Permalink

The Wine Battle of Haro

Haro Wine Festival

Haro is a small wine-producing town that is one of the most important in Spain’s La Rioja region. La Rioja is world famous for producing red wine that can be found all over the world, and the town of Haro is home to 40% of the entire region’s vineyards.

Haro has been home to a wine festival since the 13th century which includes a mass celebrated at the Chapel of San Felices de Bilibio, the famous Batalla de Vino and youth bullfights. The wine festival began back in the 13th century when the people of Haro had to officially mark the property lines between them and their neighbours in Miranda de Ebro. This was done every year on San Pedro’s Day as well as every first Sunday of September to ensure that the boundary between the two neighbours was maintained. This tradition lasted over 400 years until it was disregarded and the people of both sides started throwing wine at each other. That day the tradition of the "War of Wines” was created, which in 1965 was changed into Battle of the Wine, or Batalla del Vino en Haro as it’s known in Spanish.

Whilst the mass and feast still take place and are regarded as a huge part of the town’s history, the main attraction these days is the world famous wine festival including the Battle of the Wines. A week full of drinking and music with the main event being the pouring of wine on each other and into each other’s mouths at the Battala de Vino taking place on the 29th of June.

The Wine Battle in Haro, La Rioja. © Rapheal-Lopez Monne




La Batalla del Vino

On the big day itself, a parade of horsemen lead everyone the 7 km up to the Hermitage of San Felices de Bilibio, where a flag is ceremonially placed and a mass celebrated at the Chapel of San Felices de Bilibio. Then, the battle commences. All weapons are allowed during this outrageous battle: buckets, wineskins, sprayers and anything else that can be used to hurl, spray or launch thousands of litres of wine all over people. Some of you might think this is sacrilege and an absolute waste of wine but the wine used comes from grapes that have not been deemed good enough to produce the quality wines of La Rioja.

So if you are feeling adventurous why not put a date in your calendar for next year! If not why don’t you celebrate San Pedro’s day with us at York Wines by ordering a bottle or three of our Spanish Rioja and making the most of the weekend. Here are just a few of our Riojas that we stock at York Wines. Look on our website to find more.

Palacio de Otono Rioja Tinto                                                                                                                    

A soft and juicy, light bodied red wine from Rioja. This Palacio de Otono Rioja Tinto is filled with red fruit notes. Easy drinking, and pairs well with red meats and medium to mature cheeses. Mainly Tempranillo grape. This is one of our favourite Riojas - it just hits all the buttons with it wonderful fruit structure and balance. 

CVNE Imperial Rioja Gran Reserva 2012/2014

CVNE Imperial Rioja Gran Reserva 2010 is anexcellent Gran Reserva Rioja. CVNE Imperial Gran Reserva is deeply balanced,with incredibly well-structured oak and vanilla. Lay it down if you can curbyour impatience. Tempranillo 85%, Graciano 10% Mazuelo 5%. This Gran ReservaRioja has an elegant and attractive nose, showing good intensity of ripe fruit,and some spicy oak notes. On the palate it is fine and long, full of rich fruit flavour and ripe tannins. It has great, lively intensity, rich finesse, and along classic finish

Finca Manzanos Tempranillo Rioja Blanco 2021 Spain

Finca Manzanos Tempranillo Rioja Blanco is a wine with highly intense aromas. On the nose are some sweet notes, some chamomile and then secondary aromas of peach,citrus and tropical fruits. Following next on the palate is a round, long and very pleasant flavour. The aromas and flavours are all assembled in perfect harmony with the creamy notes and spices from the oak barrels which just complete the balance of this wine.


Created On  29 Jun 2022 16:30 in Blog  -  Permalink

National English Wine Week 2022!

Celebrate the History of English Wine This Week

English Wine Producers, a trade association for English vineyards, established the event in 2006 to promote English wines. There are over 700 individual vineyards in the British Isles ranging from extremely small ones (the smallest only has six vines) to ones of almost 90-hectares (222-acres). Together they total around 2,000-hectares (4,942-acres). The English wine scene has come a long way in recent years, with the number of vineyards more than doubling since 2006. More and more vines and English vineyards are being planted even now. This growth is due to favourable climatic conditions and increased demand for high-quality English wines. But it’s not the quantity of English wine that has improved in recent years; the quality has increased too. 

English wine has been gaining popularity in recent years, and there are several reasons why. First, the climate in England has improved for growing grapes, as the increase in warmth helps extend the growing season and produces lush, ripe fruit. English winemakers have refined their techniques in recent years, resulting in wines with more complex flavour profiles. English wine has a distinct taste, with its high acidity providing freshness and energy that have won it many awards within the wine industry. 
With English wine poised to continue its success for many years to come why not get on board and give it a try? 
At York Wines we stock English wines from the Three Choirs Vineyards. The Three Choirs Vineyard is based down in Gloucestershire and is one of the oldest in the UK dating back to the early 1973 when a local wine retailer and keen motoring enthusiast Alan McKechnie started harvesting the vines that he had planted on an experimental basis - and thus was born one of the oldest and most important wine producers in England. After nurturing his vineyard that had expanded mainly in part to the record temperatures of 1976 for 11 years, Alan unfortunately had to sell up in 1984 due to poor health and a new owner was found. 
Under the new ownership of John Oldacre the vineyards began to flourish to coincide with this the name was changed from Fairfield Fruit Farms to Three Choirs Vineyards due in part to John’s connections to the Three Choirs Festival, England’s oldest choral festival. Unfortunately John was not able to see what Three Choirs has become today, passing away in 2001 and the company largely remains in the hands of his family. After an increase in visitor numbers and the need to modernise, a new state of the art winery and visitor centre was opened up to accommodate.
In 2017, after a yearlong project of rebranding, Three Choirs announced new labels for their wines, produced in collaboration with Amphora Design, a specialist design consultancy working specifically with the wine trade. Local illustrator Jane Randfield was commissioned to produce the illustration for the labels that incorporated the vineyard and the surrounding countryside. With a constant focus on innovation and multiple award wins (including the first gold medal at Vinexpo in Bordeaux to be awarded to an English vineyard Managing Director at Three Choirs, Thomas Shaw, says; "It is great to be packaging our wine with a label that truly reflects the provenance of our produce. English Wine deserves its own identity and Three Choirs is proud to be the first major English Vineyard to fully embrace our English Heritage on the bottle.” So why not take a look at and grab a couple of bottles of Three Choirs award winning wine and help us all celebrate English wine week. 

Award winning – Three Choirs Vineyard Classic Cuvee Sparkling Wine N/V. 
A blend of Seyval Blanc 80% and  Pinot Noir 20% this Three Choirs sparkling wine has lovely fine bubbles with a pale green colour in the glass. Initailly a little appley but then with hints of underripe redcurrants. Dry and  fragrant and really pleasing.

 Three Choirs Vineyard Willow Brook 2020 – 
This is from the 60% Schonburger and 40% Siegerrebe grape varieties. Three Choirs Vineyard Willow Brook 2020 has a soft, delicate nose and aromatic aromas which are followed by intricate spicy soft fruit flavours and a really long aftertaste.

Three Choirs Vineyard English House Dry White
This is the dry white - made from Seyval Blanc 50% Reichtenstiener 30% Madelaine Angelvine 20%. Three Choirs Vineyard English House Dry White wine is fresh and welcoming on the nose with hints of nettles and blackcurrant leaves. Delicate, fresh and tingly in the mouth with flavours of lemons, nettles and elderflower which leads to a crisp dry but not acidic finish. There is a very long aftertaste.

Three Choirs Vineyard Rose 
This is a rose – made from Shiraz/Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre On the palate the summer 
berry fruit is well balanced with zesty acidity to deliver a fine, complex, off-dry Rose wine.

Created On  17 Jun 2022 16:42 in Blog  -  Permalink