English Wines

21st April 2016

Breaky Bottom Brut £24.99/75cl (available in selected stores or from waitrosecellar.com)
Asparagus isn’t a massively friendly ingredient for wine – it has a strong flavour, so you need a wine that’ll fight its way through and still have character. This English fizz has quite a personality, and the hazelnut flavours that come out are perfect with the vegetable.

Drink it with... Asparagus tart
Welcome in fine spring days with this seasonal meal and a glass of English fizz.
Get the recipe in this week’s Waitrose Weekend, free to pick up from your local Waitrose.

Try it now: English wines

1. Waitrose ‘The Limes’ English Dry White £8.99/75cl
The quality of English wine gets better and better – in many areas now, it rivals the best in the world. This is a light, elegant, dry white with a nice crisp edge to it, and an abundance of aromatic lime and grapefruit notes on the nose.

2. Denbies Rose Hill English Rosé £11.99/75cl
This vibrant rosé from the White family’s vineyard in Surrey is bursting with raspberry and fresh cranberry flavours.

3. Chapel Down Flint Dry £9.99/75cl
Made in Kent, this steely white is reminiscent of Chablis, with a flinty mineral character and lovely herbaceous tones.

4. The Bolney Estate Dark Harvest £10.99/75cl
From West Sussex, this complex red is a blend of Dornfelder and Rondo grapes, giving wonderful red fruit flavours and a smoky finish.

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  • Love this article, Phillip, on English wines - great recommendations! Would be fantastic to see Wiston added to this at some point over the summer. Our NV Rosé appears to be going down very well in all the local Sussex Waitrose and would be a particularly good Wimbledon wine given it's ease with strawberries & cream! Would be great to hear from you on the above email address or find us on Twitter @wistonsparkling or facebook.

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