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Three bottles of English sparkling wine with champagne glasses in garden

 

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Editor’s Pick: the insiders’ must-haves

30.06.2018

EMMA SLEIGHT

Food & wine editor

THE BRITISH FIZZ TO
RIVAL CHAMPAGNE

When it comes to fizz, the story doesn’t end with champagne – say hello to the new gold standard in bubbles

The British wine movement has been gaining momentum for the past few years, scooping awards in international wine trials and even convincing a panel of experts during a blind tasting in Paris that our home-grown bubbles were their own French pedigree fizz. In fact, prestigious houses such as Taittinger and Pommery are planting vineyards in the south of England, so now’s the time to get ahead of the curve with three of the best offerings that won medals at this year’s IWC awards. Elegant, soft pink Digby Fine English Leander was made for sunny picnics and is available to buy online soon; while gold-medal-winning Hambledon Classic Cuvée rosé has heady flavours of summer berries and wild blossom; and my personal favourite is the citrus, spicy brioche kick of Ridgeview’s Marksman.
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