Thursday 18 September 2014

English sparkling wines arrive at St Pancras

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In what could be a coming of age for UK wine, almost half of sparkling wine and Champagne listed at new London landmark restaurant Marcus Wareing’s The Gilbert Scott restaurant at St Pancras International station is English.
Three of the eight bubblies are English – Nyetimber’s Classic Cuvée 2005; Ridgeview Grosvenor Blanc de Blancs 2007; and Camel Valley Brut 2009. There is an English desert wine, Raspberry Aval, Polgoon, Cornwall, listed at the restaurant.
Camel Valley winemaker Sam Lindo says: “It is the first time Marcus Wareing has listed our wine. It is absolutely fantastic that they have chosen our wine, especially by the glass. I think this is an amazing achievement and I think it shows that there is a lot more confidence for people to serve English Wine.”
The vineyard is currently listed in a number of high-end London establishments such as Sake No Hana, Yautcha, Le Manior, La Gavroche and Girkin restaurants, Fortnum & Mason, Harvey Nichols and Artisan and Vine.
Each of the bubblies is sold by the glass or bottle.


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