Choosing wine can be difficult, so we’ve been brainstorming 14 reasons why you should drink English wine.
Below are 13 reasons to buy English wine, not including the obvious – Because it’s so good.
FIRSTLY, IT’S WAY BETTER THAN PROVENCE ROSE
I’m 100% confident in stating that English Rose – particularly Pinot Noir Rose – is like Provence rose in that it is generally dry in style. However, this is where the similarities end. English rose has so much more going for it. It’s fruitier and more complex and just exactly what you need in your glass throughout our British Summer.
SECONDLY, BACCHUS IS THE ENGLISH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Because Bacchus is as crisp and refreshing as your favourite Sauvignon Blanc, switch it up with one of these:
THIRDLY, THERE’S OUTSTANDING REDS TO CHOOSE FROM
And English reds are the ultimate pairing with your English roast lamb, garlic, rosemary and all the trimmings!
IT’S CHAMPAGNE…BUT CHEAPER.
Ok, I’m over-simplifying here. But many English Sparkling Wines are made using the exact same grapes and the exact same process as Champagne: Try one of these if you love French bubbles:
YOU’LL BE DOING YOUR BIT FOR THE PLANET
Want to reduce your carbon footprint? Buy English!
DRINK ENGLISH WINE: SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS
English vineyards are small, family-run businesses with very few big players involved. They are focused on producing quality wines that can compete with the best and they need our support.
IT’S AWARD WINNING
Don’t take our word for it, English wine is winning international awards year on year. Try one of these international stars:
GO ON A WINE ADVENTURE
Go on, try something new! It’s so easy to buy the same wine week after week because, let’s face it, you know you like it and it’s easy. But it’s so much more fun to find a new favourite. Let your adventurous side free and next time you think about trying something new, try one of these unique English wines:
IMPRESS YOUR FRIENDS
What a great talking point for your next dinner party! Bring Simpsons Railway Hill Rose along and show off your wine expertise. Or broaden their horizons with Giffords Hall Madeleine Angevine (it’s a guaranteed winner!)
IT’S SO MUCH BETTER THAN PROSECCO
You’ve been drinking Prosecco for years – it’s familiar, but let’s be honest, it’s become a bit of a lazy choice. If you love the delicate sweetness of a Prosecco, you’ll love one of these:
English Wine is like London Gin, Fish and Chips, Strawberries and Cream. It’s English – it’s ours. Be proud! Here are our top rated wines with amazing reviews:
THE QUEEN DRINKS IT
This could be the number 1 reason to drink English wine. Queen Elizabeth II has given Camel Valley a Royal Warrant. Westminster’s cellars are full of English wine, and it is served at royal banquets. If it’s good enough for the Queen…
THERE’S A STYLE FOR EVERYONE
Pinot Grigio fan? Try Stopham Estate Pinot Gris
Stopham Estate Pinot Gris
Stopham Estate Pinot Gris is a really exciting English Pinot Gris!
Prefer a deep red? The Winbirri Signature is the wine for you
Winbirri Signature 2018
Winbirri Signature is a favourite at ERW HQ. An absolutely stunning red – it doesn’t disappoint!
Fan of Burgundy? Sharpham produce an outstanding Pinot Noir
Sharpham Pinot Noir
**Winner of a gold medal at the Wine GB 2020 awards**
Sharpham Pinot Noir is a gorgeous ripe and youthful cool climate pinot noir from Devon, which has spent 8 months in French oak.
Think Provence Rose is the only Rose for you? You HAVE to try Elizabeth Rose
Our Very Own Elizabeth Rosé
The very first Elizabeth Rose Wine is here!
With only just over 100 bottles available, we are excited to launch this exquisite, limited edition wine!
Love a Sauvignon Blanc? Try the Bardfield Bacchus
Bardfield Bacchus is a real taste of the English countryside.
This wine is from the award winning vineyard in the beautiful Essex countryside.
Prosecco Princess? You’ll love Carr Taylor’s Demi Sec
Carr Taylor Demi Sec
The perfect sparkling wine for afternoon tea.
FINALLY, IT’S THE FUTURE OF WINE
Not an exaggeration. At the 2018 Sommelier Wine Awards, 3,000 wines were blind-tasted by a panel of expert judges and more gold medals went to wines from England than from France. 2018 has been heralded the vintage of the century. English wine is only going one way.
New wine discoveries are so much fun, if you are brand new to English wine, try some of our suggestions above for a great taste of what England has to offer. Subscribe to our newsletter so you don’t miss a post, and comment below or message us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter – it would be great to hear your thoughts!