English wine week 2020 runs from 20th-28th June and we have some of the best English wines listed below that you should definitely try. Perfect as a summer tipple in the upcoming warm weather or to pair with your evening meal. Don’t forget to check out our regular food and drink news on everything ranging from celebrity wine launches to perfect BBQ pairings!
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Grab your very best glassware and celebrate in style with outstanding still and sparkling wines produced by Devon based Sharpham Wine on the banks of the River Dart.
To mark the occasion of English Wine Week, start with Sharpham Wine’s celebratory Sparkling Pink 2016. Voted the best UK Traditional Method Sparkling Wine at the prestigious international competition Bollicini del Mondo in Italy earlier this year, this stunning wine is 100% Pinot Noir from grapes grown at Sharpham Wine’s sister vineyard, Sandridge Barton, situated on the left bank of the River Dart.
Crisp and delicate with aromas of fresh strawberry, tart raspberry and some floral notes, this wine pairs well with charcuterie, prawns, salmon or goats cheese. The palate is vibrant and fruity showing great balance and complexity. (RRP £27 per bottle).
Find some delicious English wine at Aldi this summer!
English Lyme Block Brut Reserve – Crafted in South Devon at Lyme Bay Winery, this fresh and fruity sparkler is the perfect drink for that special occasion and pairs beautifully with seafood. A blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Reichensteiner, Seyval Blanc and Solaris give a good balance of citrus and toast flavours. Price: currently on offer at £14.99 from Aldi. (Usually £16.99) ABV: 11%
Lyme Block English Rosé – Crafted in South Devon at Lyme Bay Winery, this complex rosé is salmon pink in colour, with intense aromas of cherries, rosehip and strawberries & cream. Off-dry in style with a crisp acidity, this beautifully balanced rosé has a mouth-wateringly long finish. Price: currently on offer at £8.99 from Aldi (Usually £9.99) ABV: 12%
Sainsbury’s has a fab range of on trend English sparkling options to cheers to the occasion with.
The premium Ellercombe English Quality Sparkling Wine (24.00), with its fine bubbles and hint of an elderflower on the finish, is the perfect English tipple for Sainsbury’s customers to raise a glass with this English Wine week.
Plus, with the occasion aptly falling on a glorious weekend, customers can enjoy a glass of the Taste the Difference English Sparkling Wine (£20.50), a bright and lemony tipple and perfectly paired with scallops or lobster.
In the past 10 years, vineyards across England have more than doubled, with over 4 million bottles being drunk last year. Sainsbury’s is therefore proud to meet the flourishing trend and offer customers the Taste the Difference English Rosé (£11.00), a gorgeous wine which provides the flavours of an English summer in one sip – wild strawberries, juicy raspberries and ripe peaches.
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