In 2017, wine producers in both England and Spain faced remarkably similar weather – a rare occurence indeed. In this vintage report, I talk about the impacts in these very different regions.
English wine is booming – we are at last discovering the quality of wines from our shores. The month of May is medal-awards time for the wine industry, and the highly influential Decanter Magazine and International Wine Challenge competitions in 2016 gave their highest ever number of golds, silvers and bronzes to English wines. Many of the winning wines are from the outstanding 2014 vintage, when a long, warm autumn ripened to perfection the … Read More
Albourne Estate Bacchus 2014 from Sussex has won UK Wine of the Year Trophy 2015. This wine had already won two other Trophies and a Gold Medal in the UK Vineyards Association 2015 competition plus a Silver Medal at the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC). In both competitions the wines are blind-tasted by panels of experts, many of whom are Masters of Wine (MW). Winning the UK Wine of the Year Trophy is … Read More