The first complete guide to English Sparkling Wine, written by one of the UK’s leading winemakers, Simon Roberts. Simon was the first English winemaker to win the prestigious IWSC International Winemaker of the Year. This book covers everything there is to know about English Sparkling Wine and is the perfect companion for the connoisseur and amateur alike; explaining the background to winemaking in the UK, detailed guides to vineyards large and small, all the award-winning wines from each vineyard and the stories behind Britain’s leading winemakers, plus a complete directory of English sparkling wine vineyards in the United Kingdom. The Rydon Guide to English Sparkling Wine is the complete guide to English Sparkling Wine. Beautifully designed and photographed and with exclusive input from award-winning vineyards across the country including: CASTLEWOOD a boutique vineyard nestled beneath the ancient hill fort of Musbury Castle, RIDGEVIEW and NYETIMBER leading the explosion of award-winning English sparkling wines produced across their sites in the South Downs, SHARPHAM from its stunning site in the South Hams in Devon, the LECKFORD ESTATE including the Waitrose Farm championing the best of British produce, COATES & SEELY served in royal palaces and Michelin-starred restaurants around the world, and new producers such as celebrity chef Michael Caines MBE from the vineyard at the historic Grade II listed Georgian LYMPSTONE MANOR overlooking the beautiful Exe estuary. AUTHOR: One of the UK’s leading winemakers, Simon Roberts originally trained at Plumpton Wine College before gaining experience in Australia. He is the Production Manager and Director of Ridgeview Wines where his daily role takes him from bottling, blending and fermenting to analysing current wine trends. Simon is the first UK winner of International Winemaker of the Year and lives in the South Downs.
|Dimensions||203 × 250 mm|