Topic: Regions

England… 6 Things To Know

by Alex

 

It’s official. Grapes now ripen in England and the sparkling wine emerging is of brilliant quality.

Where is it?

Pingza - Map - England

What are the main grapes grown?

Increasingly, for the production of sparkling wine, the classic grapes of the Champagne region are grown: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier. Other (white) grapes for table wine production include Bacchus and Ortega.

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What is distinctive about it?

If proof were needed for climate change, it is that England can now ripen grapes!

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In less than three decades, an incredible sparkling wine industry has emerged. The wines have their very own character, with bright acidity.

How do you spot a good wine?

Most of the wine production is centred on Sussex and Hampshire, but as yet there are no official classifications.

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However, the sparkling wine category has in general achieved a very high level of quality already.

The wines have their very own character, with bright acidity.

What are its classic dishes?

Besides the national dish – Chicken Tikka Masala – English produce, from asparagus and cauliflower to goats cheese and venison. Roast beef followed by strawberries and cream!

Imagine yourself there...

Fish & Chips for dinner anyone?! It makes a wonderful pairing with English sparkling wine while watching The Great British Bake-Off.

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