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Top 3 Chardonnays for International Chardonnay Day

5.0 01 May 26th is International Chardonnay Day for 2016.  But it could also be the 23rd, and we saw someone in Australia saying it’s the 21st – so we’ve decided to make a week of it! Once the victim of fashion, like a pop-song that you’d listened to five hundred times too many, Chardonnay is […]

English sparkling wine is the new Champagne

4.7 03 Picturesque countryside, rolling hills, chalky soils, and a cool climate where the grapes are on the very edge of where they can ripen.  If that sounds like a description of Champagne, it is. It is also a very accurate description of Southern England. Those chalky soils are part of Champagne’s secret.  Buried in […]

Ivan’s Top 10 Facts About English Sparkling Wine

5.0 01 Ivan, from our Lytham St Annes store, has prepared his top 10 facts about English fizz. English sparkling wine is truly magnificent. It is probably the only sparkling wine, which is close to being Champagne by many parameters: climate, growing conditions, grape varieties, production method and many times by price as well. A […]