In this second part of our visit to Hambledon Vineyard, we discuss what English sparkling wine producers are planting to make the most of our cool climate "terroir"?
Come with us to London's Chinatown to discover a great dish to pair with English sparkling wine & find out why it works so well!
We dropped in on Covent Garden's no.1 French Brasserie & Restaurant, Le Garrick, to enjoy a few glasses of this fruity vintage.
If you're in the area and want to taste a little bit of France, make your way to Garrick Street and look out for the French flag!
A quick taste of Secret Sommelier's interview with Nick Faldo - REGISTER via social media to stay up to date with our latest videos.
Faldo's selection includes Chablis, Loire sauvignon, Rioja Alavesa, Valpolicella Ripasso, Chateauneuf du Pape & a Barolo..
“Truly delicious!” Venture once more into the cool Autumnal cellars with Carl Sherman & taste the crème de la crème of Champagne Tristan H, the “Iseult”.
This champagne goes beyond the canopé selection, prefering the company big bold cuisine.. enjoy!
"Grower" champagnes are the smaller houses where high quality meets finite supply. It was a glorious drive from Reims to the village of Cerseuil, in the Marne Valley, not far from Epernay.
We joined Carl Sherman, Champagne specialist from Reims on this visit...
Searching for reasons to zoom across to Reims in the heart of Champagne is never a difficult business.
In this instance the reason came from resident champagne specialist and national #Winelover ambassador to the region, Carl Sherman and involved tasting very fine organic & biodynamically produced bubbly.
For those wondering how English wine stands up to Champagne, meet Ian Kellett, founder and managing director of Hambledon Vineyard in Hampshire, Southern England.
With the heritage of Champagne and a not dissimilar climate, Hambledon Vineyard epitomises the new wave of serious sparkling wine making that is going on in the UK.