World of Wine England and the USA (St Albans)
English Wine is on the rise. There are now more than 500 working vineyards across the country, producing more than 5 million bottles each year of red, white and sparkling wine - a figure that is set to double in the next few years. Many of our leading producers make wines which, in blind taste tests, rival those produced in Champagne and other more established wine regions. Here are some other facts that might surprise you:
- Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are the most grown grape varieties
- Sparkling wine is the most produced style, accounting for two-thirds of the total
- 2018 was the best ever year for English wine in terms of quality and quantity
To find out more and taste a selection of English wines - sparkling, white and rose - join us for this tasting when we will also visit the USA. In contrast to England's cool climate, California specialises in grapes which perform better in warm conditions including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. Coastal vineyard regions are the most famous and we will taste wines from Napa Valley, Mendocino County and Santa Barbara.
This tasting also makes a great gift voucher idea for just £27.50. All tastings include at least seven wines, sourced locally so you can find them if you like them, tasting notes, a tutored presentation and use of professional ISO tasting glasses.
Places remaining: 10
Course Date/Time: Thu 22nd Oct 2020 at 7.00pm
Duration: 2 hrs
Venue: The County Club, St Albans