Ridgeview Bloomsbury from Sussex has beaten some top Champagnes in a recent Blind Tasting for Which? Magazine (Dec 2013). It scored 78% beating Moet & Chandon and Veuve Cliquot! Made from the same grapes as in Champagne, by the same process, so it is champagne in all but name!
It is great news that English Sparkling wines are now not only world beaters but good value as well. Check out our price for Ridgeview Bloomsbury at £22.75 and see our other excellent English Sparkling wines also at competitive prices.
Jancis Robinson MW has also recommended Ridgeview Bloomsbury in her selection of 22 best tasting Festive Sparkling Wines in FT weekend 29 November 2013.
In the Bloomsbury blend, Chardonnay brings finesse along with crisp fruit freshness and toasty notes. Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier add depth and character and the result is a beautifully-balanced, delicious fizz. Amongst other places, it is served in the Gramercy Tavern NYC…but you don’t have to go that far to try it!
Ridgeview was founded in 1994 by Mike & Chris Roberts, and the family-run winery in Ditchling, West Sussex consistently win awards with their wonderful range of English sparkling wine. The next Roberts generation are now established with Simon as Winemaker and his sister Tamara as General Manager.