News snippets from the wine world

12.04.21   

French wine to become even more expensive!

French winemakers have suffered the worst frost damage to their crops since the 1990's as fears grow that grapevines could yield the smallest harvest for 40 years!

 

This will obviously reflect in the price of French wine, with some predicting increaes of up to 20%

The damage was done by several nights' of frost this week and threatens to destroy grape harvests in some of the country's best-known and prestigious wine-producing regions.#

 

Farmers across the country have lit thousands of small fires near their crops this week in a bid to protect vines and fruit trees from frost and to prevent freezing.

Seems that more wine drinkers will be buying from the commonwealth or California!

UK Wine types

UK Sparkling Wines

Two-thirds of the UK’s annual production is now sparkling. All English and Welsh sparkling wines are produced by the traditional (or bottle fermented) method – the same that produces Champagne. The majority of English sparkling wines are produced using the classic Champagne varieties (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier). A number of wines are also produced using other varieties grown, which possess more neutral flavours that lend well to secondary fermentation and yeast lees ageing. The majority of sparkling wines are white, but rosé and even red are now produced.

The high quality of English and Welsh sparkling wines has earned them an international reputation, along with many awards and praise. With more acreage planted, higher volumes are eagerly anticipated, and an exciting future lies ahead.


Still Wines


UK White wine

Still white wine ranges in style from dry to medium and even dessert.  The naturally crisp acidity and lower alcohols produced by our climate make a delicious and refreshing glassful. Many different grape varieties produce these styles, either as a single varietal or as a blend giving flavours that range from aromatic, to fresh and fruity; sometimes oak aged to give added complexity. Dessert wines produced in the UK are a delicate balance between luscious fruit, sweetness and cleansing acidity.


UK Rosé wine

An increasingly popular style the world over, and England and Wales are no exception. Rosé wines from the UK are dry to off dry in style, and produced from a range of white and red grapes.


UK Red wine

Our UK red wines are light, elegant and fruity in style due to the cooler growing conditions for our grapes. Red wines are produced using varieties such as Dornfelder or Rondo, but there are also some shining examples of red wines produced from the better-known Pinot Noir and even Gamay grapes.

The Twisted Cellar

English Company based in Hertfordshire and

Suppliers of English wines and wines from around the world

They’ve drunk a lot of plonk to spare you the pain.

 

Some websites with more news & info on british wines.

 

Check out all available British wines with the Wine searcher.

Also read up on all british produced wines with national organisation  Wine GB

British Wine

Wines of Great Britain (WineGB) is the new national organisation for grape growers and winemakers. A national body for the industry was originally established in 1967 by a handful of early vineyard pioneers, and in January 2017 celebrated its 50 year anniversary.

 

British wines

You can even buy british wines at your local co-op!!

 

Whilst checking for supermarkets that stocked UK wines we were pleasantly surprised that you could get atyour local co-op, although the most choices are shown at their online store.

Best way to enjoy wine?

.....is when you are relaxed!

One of the best ways to enjoy wine, is when you are relaxed and on a weekend break...away from the concerns of home and all work pressures. Then you can appreciate the food and the wine...and of course your partner sitting opposite.