Six English Wines for a Different Take on Dry January

Whether you’re DONE with New Year New Me already, or you’re just one of those ‘Everything in moderation’ kind of people, we know most of you are not giving up alcohol for January. So we’ve rounded up some of the best DRY wines England has to offer so stock up on these for an alternative Dry January!

Jenkyn Place Sparkling Rose 2009

We really like Jenkyn Place’s celebration-ready Sparkling Rose 2009 – a perfect alternative to rose champagne. This complex 2009 vintage has bright, delicate berry flavours and brioche notes from a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, made in the traditional champagne style. A dry, elegant, sparkling rose, with a deep and rich pink colour, this drink is perfect for fans of rose champagne.

Camel Valley Pinot Noir Rose 2016

The Lindo family’s multi-award-winning luxe vintage sparkling rose. A light sparkling champagne alternative. Made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes, the main flavours of this dry and juicy sparkling rose are crushed raspberry and delicate strawberry. Easy to drink, this will elevate your January to new heights.

Woodchurch Rose 2019

Grown in the picturesque village of Woodchurch in Kent, this rose is the ideal antidote to January Blues. Made from 100% Pinot Noir Burgundy clones and all grown on the single estate vineyard in Kent, this rose is so drinkable with vibrant raspberry and strawberries and cream flavours balanced by dry, refreshing acidity. I suggest you ditch that Provence rose for this epic English alternative.

Bluebell Vineyard Ashdown Rose 2018

Bluebell Vineyard, set amongst bluebell-strewn woods, was first planted in 2005. Established on the site of a former pig farm, this Pinot Noir and Merlot blend imparts complex and delicate flavours. Vivid and bold in colour, it is both full-bodied and bone dry making it an excellent, mouth-watering aperitif. Winner of a Silver Medal at the Wine GB 2020 Awards, this wine shows aromas of wild strawberries, violets, juicy cranberry and delicate rhubarb.

Stopham Estate Pinot Blanc 2018

Stopham’s Pinot Blanc has a creamy nose, with ripe pear and honeydew-melon roundness. Piercing lime-streaked acidity and delicious green-cardamom and fennel-seed spiciness make this a complex and beautifully balanced dry white wine. Stopham’s founder, Simon Woodhead specialises in aromatic whites, and this multi-award-winning wine will not disappoint. 

Trevibban Black Ewe NV

We really like this beautiful white from well-loved Cornish vineyard, Trevibban Mill. This fabulous dry white has flavours of lemon, juicy green apple and succulent pear from a possibly unique blend of Reichensteiner, Chardonnay and Seyval Blanc. An easy-drinking white to elevate your January drinking this 2021.

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