Cider certainly isn’t the only drink that the UK has mastered. English wines are well on the rise, winning international awards left, right and centre. We take the provenance of our wines as seriously as any of our ingredients, which is why we feature four of England’s best wines on our menu. English wine is such a big deal that it now has its own week – English Wine Week is from the 25th of May to the 2nd of June, and to celebrate, we’re offering £5 off every bottle of English wine throughout the week! Cheers to that!
Special pockets of the country offer the perfect conditions and their terroir (which is fancy wine talk for soil, environment and situation) is just as good as the finest wine growing regions of the world. As a result, vineyards are springing up all across the country. We’re lucky to have a few of them within arm’s reach and offer their wines by the bottle. Needless to say, each one has been chosen because they pair deliciously well with pizzas from our menu, but you already knew that.
Lyme Bay Shoreline – just down the coast from our homebase in Bridport, Lyme Bay winery is one of our most local wine makers. Their Shoreline is a blend of four grapes, dominated by Bacchus which is England’s answer to Sauvignon blanc. It is a zesty wine, with citrus fruit flavours and a grassy edge.
Lyme Bay Pinot Noir Rosé – this is Lyme Bay winery’s flagship wine and is 100% pinot noir. The wine is off-dry, so has a hint of sweetness to it. It boasts aromas and flavours of strawberries and cream, a hint of rose water, and a long refreshing finish. It’s bound to the perfect summer for rosé, so now is a good time to get some practice in with this gorgeous drop!
Welcombe Hills Pinot Noir – this Warwickshire based winery produce a very light bodied yet aromatic red wine. It has loads of black fruit flavour, with a distinct earthy character. This is a red wine perfect for summer, that could even be served a little chilled.
Hindleap Seyval Blanc, Traditional Method English sparkling wine – West Sussex is a hotspot for English Sparkling Wine, and this beauty is made in the same method as Champagne. This bubbly is fresh and zesty with citrus fruit and floral notes. Complex, long lasting finish, with a toasty note. It really is a vintage sparkling wine that should be savoured and celebrated as the best of British!