Anthony Rose

A right Royal connection

Earlier this year, in celebration of the Platinum Jubilee, the Queen released a Buckingham Palace English Sparkling Wine, a blend of chardonnay, pinot noir and meunier grapes grown in Kent and West Sussex.

English wine: then and now

English wine was a faraway wine country of which we knew little, but there was an atavistic feeling at the newspaper that perhaps we should do the occasional piece on, whisper it quietly, English wine.

Top Wineries of Great Britain 2022: 17 to 20

Black Chalk: best known for chalk. Based in the chalklands of Hampshire, Black Chalk symbolises the name used by the old masters to sketch out their ideas on canvas and the chalk soils. Oxney Organic Estate: best known for being the UK’s largest single estate organic vineyard, certified by the Soil Association, with a vineyard area of 13.65 hectares from a total estate of 320 hectares. Artelium Wine Estate: best known for calling themselves artisanal producers and putting on art exhibitions. Rathfinny Wine Estate: best know for being a large single vineyard site on a windy, south-facing, chalky slope in the South Downs.