Whether you credit a series of warmer summers, the influence of Plumpton College (Britain’s Centre of Excellence in wine education, training and research) in educating vintners and viticulturists, or just that the time was right for a revival; from the Queen serving Nyetimber, to Sharpham Dart Valley Reserve winning Gold as well as a coveted ‘By The Glass’ award in the Sommelier Wine Awards, there can be no denying that English wine is making serious waves, both home and abroad.
Indeed, a recent blind tasting in Paris, organised by the Wine and Spirit Trade Association, voted English sparkling wine superior to champagne in two out of three head-to-head tastings. In a third category the 14 experts, all leading authorities in the French restaurant and wine trade, were divided.
To celebrate English Wine Week, and with very special pricing for a limited period, Elite Hotels have selected some of the best sparkling and still wines on offer, which have won awards and are recognised worldwide for their quality. Please view the full wine list above.
Celebrating at Elite Hotels
Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club
English Cheese and Wine Evening - Friday 2 June
English Wine Tour and Dining Experience Weekend with Jilly Goolden - Saturday 3 June
Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa