A Master of Wine who attended ukvine’s briefing on English wine at last month’s London International Wine Fair (LIWF) has become the lucky winner of a mixed case of Jenkyn Place Brut and Rosé in the ukvine/Jenkyn Place prize draw.
Sally Easton MW has been awarded the case after entering the competition for briefing visitors.
Simon Bladon, owner of Jenkyn Place Vineyard, says: “Congratulations to Sally who wins a mixed case of Jenkyn Place Brut and Rosé in the LIWF prize draw. We hope she enjoys them.”
He adds: “Congratulations also to James, Daniel and the ukvine.com team for taking the initiative and bringing together the great and the good of the English wine industry to discuss the future of English wine. The fact that the briefing was so well attended proves that English wine is now firmly on people’s radar. The five panellists were very well-chosen, with each representing different areas of the industry – Julia Trustram-Eve from English Wine Producers, Mike Roberts from Ridgeview, Susanna Forbes from drinkbritain.com, Julia Stafford from The Wine Pantry and Neil Phillips, the Wine Tipster and all giving their different views.”
“This is an incredibly exciting time to be involved in English wine and demand looks set to continue to grow both here and abroad in the future as more and more people recognise that English producers are capable of making world-class wines. We have certainly seen a sharp increase in sales over the last year or so, but particularly in the last couple of months, in the run-up to the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics. We exhibited at this year’s English Wine Producers’ Trade and Press tasting in May and were completely bowled over by the interest and enthusiasm from both trade and press and by the number of ‘big names’ attending the event. There was a real buzz around the room and the stands and central tasting table were very busy throughout the whole day. It was, without doubt, the most successful tasting to date – all credit to Julia and her team.”
Jenkyn Place Vineyard will be releasing magnums of its two wines, Jenkyn Place Brut and Jenkyn Place Rosé, later this year.
Sally Easton is a Master of Wine who writes, teaches and consults about wine, and entertains and educates with wine for private and corporate clients. Sally is based in Winchester.