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Bank Holiday Fizz

There’s plenty to raise a glass for in May with three Bank Holidays, one of them being the King’s Coronation on 6th May. And the best thing is there’s now so much choice of sparkling wine, that there’s a bottle of bubbly for every budget. Here are some of our award-winning favourites… enter a prize draw and you could even try winning a mixed case!

 

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Poulton Hills Estate

Founded in 2010 near the Roman town of Cirencester, this charming vineyard has almost 10,000 vines producing 20,000 bottles of wine a year. It is also the home of ‘Bulari’, the new name for top quality English sparkling wines to highlight their growing importance on the world stage alongside widely-recognised terms such as prosecco, cava and champagne.

Cork-popper: Bulari Rosé and White are sparkling wines with a pleasant delicate mousse. The rosé has hints of rose petal while the white has a freshly-cut green apple and pear vibrancy.

Both commended at the International Wine Challenge

 

Woodchester Valley Vineyard

Vines were first planted at this boutique vineyard on the edge of Stroud in 2007 under the watchful eye of owner Fiona Shiner. Today the team produces over 100,000 bottles of wine a year and welcomes more than 10,000 visitors a year to enjoy wine-tasting, vineyard tours and overnight stays.

Cork-popper: Cotswold Classic 2019 is a sparkling wine that’s aged on the lees to produce aromas of pastry and brioche alongside fresh citrus and red apple and stone fruit notes.

Won Silver at the Wine GB Awards

 

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Three Choirs Vineyard

This 75-acre vineyard in Gloucestershire has been making award-winning wines under the careful guidance of Martin Fowke for over 25 years. There is a range of accommodation for overnight stays, perfect if you want to enjoy the full vineyard experience with wine-tasting and food to match.

Cork-popper: Classic Cuvée is an easy drinking sparkling wine that’s traditionally bottle-fermented, producing classic brioche and biscuit notes.

Won Gold at the Sommelier Wine Awards

Morrison’s The Best

The inspiration behind The Best wine collection comes from wine experts who are passionate about sourcing exceptional quality wines from the world’s finest wine producers.

Cork-poppers:

Morrisons the Best Brut Premier Crut: of the 319 villages allowed to grow champagne grapes, only 42 of the best are classified as premier cru villages.This has fine bubbles, intense flavours and a long refined finish.

Won Bronze at the International Wine Challenge

Morrison’s The Best Cremant de Limaux is aged for a minimum of 12 months in the bottle for creaminess and a touch of biscuit richness to its honey and apple blossom aromas

Won Silver at the International Wine Challenge

Morrisons The Best Prosecco Rose DOC is a bespoke blend of wines giving aromas of wild strawberry with red berry and white peach flavours.

Won Bronze at the International Wine Challenge

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