Alice Lascelles on English sparkling wine’s new fizz

Alice Lascelles, writer for the Financial Times, How To Spend It column on fine living divulges into the upcoming English sparkling wine industry. The article focuses on a few of the top producers including Hambledon Vineyard and their Managing Director, Ian Kellett who has managed to survive close encounters with Bankruptcy along the fifteen year journey with the vineyard. He says “Thirty years from now I think England will be one of the world’s leading winemakers, selling 50m bottles worldwide – but it needs billions, not tens of millions, of pounds of investment.”

One sparkling wine that has really turned heads is Hambledon Premiere Cuvée NV, retailed at £43.50. Recently, beating  “off competition from 11 other sparkling wines, including Pol Roger and Taittinger, to come top in a blind tasting carried out by leading sommeliers and critics for wine magazine Noble Rot.”

Alice, writes about one of the special new English sparklings to be produced recently, Nyetimber Tillington Single Vineyard 2010 at £79.95 “putting this Pinot-driven wine on a par price-wise with many grande marque champagnes.”

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