Prosecco shortage? Switch to English Sparkling wine this Summer.
We have all heard recent reports of the threat of a global Prosecco shortage caused by a poor harvest in Italy. But what does it mean to us English sparkling wine producers? Well what we hope to see is the gap between the price of English sparkling wine and Prosecco narrowing, persuading more of you try English fizz. Once you have tried English wine we are sure you will understand why it is more expensive.
Global warming means parts of England, that are similar to the Champagne region of France geologically, are now similar in terms of climate too. The South Coast, where our newest vineyard in Hampshire, is located has seen average temperatures climbing since the 1980s to almost a degree higher today, making it an idyllic spot for the temperature-sensitive world of viniculture. Our Gloucestershire vineyard, in the idyllic Cotswolds, provides a unique microclimate for growing a range of perfectly developed grapes, which are then carefully vinted with both scientific dedication to controlled circumstances and a master vintner’s eye to developing the fullest flavour.
Last year England’s wineries, including ourselves saw a bumper harvest. So much so that in Spring this year, and after 2 excellent harvests, we were able to reduce the price of our wine.
According to English Wine Producers, there are now 572 commercial vineyards in the UK producing a record 6.3 million bottles last year – a figure it expects to grow. In May 2015 Waitrose announced that their English wine sales have increased by 177%, and as stockists of Three Choirs Wines that’s a figure we love to hear about. Read more about the rise of English wine – it’s great to see so many of you buying ‘local’.
Our own English Sparkling wine, the Three Choirs Classic Cuvee n/v, is a traditionally-made sparkling wine of an exceptionally high quality. Dry and subtle it is very similar, but at a fraction of the price, to a good Champagne. So what are you waiting for? Switch to English Sparkling wine today.
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We stayed for the weekend and we loved it! What a perfect place to get away from London. It is remote and quiet. The accommodation is literally in the vineyard. There is a restaurant which offers great, fresh, locally produced food, it is very tasty! We, of course, tasted the ? and we loved it. Maybe we were a little tipsy by the end of the weekend ?. I highly recommend.
Took my other half here in February for his birthday. We stayed in one of the lodges, which was so peaceful, lovely room and bathroom. We did the wine tour too, which was great! Super restaurant too, enjoyed a delicious meal. Could not fault a thing, thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will return! Thank you to all the helpful and friendly staff for making our stay a most enjoyable and relaxing one. ?
Lunch and tour - tour was fine and the tastings agreeable. Lunch however was a bit of a curates egg. The mackerel starter was delicious. The best mackerel dish I’ve tasted. However the fish and chips was well below par. The rectangular piece of fish was supermarket quality at best, undercooked and bland. At £18.50 it was inexcusable. The mushroom pancake looked good but was low on flavour and almost cold. The pancake was most certainly not freshly made as it was quite hard in places. Sadly we will not be returning. Very disappointing I’m sad to say.