BEST ENGLISH WINES TO BUY
Searcys English Sparkling Wine (£35)
Switch the champagne for English bubbles with Searcys own English Sparkling Wine, made in partnership with the award-winning Greyfriars Vineyard. Experts in all things fizz, sip away on this crisp and vibrant wine, created from a blend of three grape varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, handpicked from the 40-acre vineyard and sustainably produced using the traditional method, ageing in cellars for over four years. Priced at £35 per bottle with nationwide delivery, each bottle comes with its own personalised message, plus the option to upgrade to a giftset with two signature Champagne flutes for £59.
Hattingley Valley Still + Sparkling Case (£185)
10 years since the release of its first vintage in 2013, Hampshire winery Hattingley Valley has become famed for its award-winning range of sparkling and still wines; and sustainable, traditional yet dynamic approach to winemaking. The ultimate way to get a taste of the boutique range and a true treat for English Wine Week, grab a Hattingley Valley still + sparkling case featuring six sensational bottles, including the sparkling Classic Reserve NV, Blanc de Blancs 2014 (recent recipient of the English Blanc de Blancs Sparkling trophy and English Sparkling trophy at the 2023 International Wine Challenge), Rosé 2019, plus the STILL White 2020, STILL Rosé 2022 and Entice dessert wine, priced at £185.
ENGLISH WINE AFTERNOON TEA
Sparkling Wine Flight and Afternoon Tea Pairing Menu at The Orchid Lounge, Pan Pacific London
Launching on 18th June, Pan Pacific London has introduced a new English sparkling wine flight in its Orchid Lounge, promising guests an unforgettable taste experience. Committed to supporting English vineyards, the flight, celebrating a selection of premium sparkling wines from across southern England, features 2011 Breaky Bottom Brut Cuvée Jack Pike, MV Nyetimber Cuvée Chérie Demi Sec and the 2019 Chapel Down Rosé Reserve. What’s more, these wines have also been perfectly paired with the Floral Fantasy Afternoon Tea to complement each course.
English Sparkling Wine Flight is served daily in The Orchid Lounge, for £38 per person. Floral Fantasy Afternoon Tea is available from 12pm – 4:30pm (Thursday – Monday), priced from £68 per person (additional £30 supplement per person with the English Wine pairing).
Sparkling English Wine Afternoon Tea at Sopwell House
Toast to English wine in the Hertfordshire countryside with an English Sparkling Afternoon Tea and wine flights at luxury Hertfordshire hotel Sopwell House. Available from 12.30pm-4.30pm, enjoy a quintessentially British afternoon tea, complete with delicate finger sandwiches, homemade cakes, pastries and scones, all paired with a glass of Greyfriars Blanc De Blanc. Or for those dining, head to the Brasserie for seasonal delights with an optional English wine pairing, featuring whites and rosés from some of the top English wine producers including Chapel Down and Balfour.
Afternoon Tea from £34 per person