Online retailer Sparkling English Wine’s inaugural tasting panel, held in the banqueting room of the beautiful 14th century manor house at Mill Place, Kingscote, saw two more producers of sparkling wines added to the website,
The recently launched retailer is to hold a regular tasting panel consisting of wine industry people, including a Master of Wine, international wine judge and a top winemaker, all of whom are specialists in sparkling wine, says Tom Jones, Sparkling English Wine’s operations director (pictured right).
He says: “This panel helps to evaluate producers’ wines before we add them onto the site, a sort of quality assurance step to ensure that the wines we promote are of excellent standards.”
There were a total of six producers whose wines were successful in the tasting, and the first two to be added to the site are Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard and Upperton, from East and West Sussex respectively.
The four other producers and four more wines will be added to the site in coming weeks.