The best 2021 Father’s Day Gift For the Wine Loving Dad
See ya, French Champagne. Farewell, Chilean wine. So long, Australia and goodbye, California. Everyone is talking about English wine this summer. With more than 700 vineyards in the UK producing 15 million bottles of wine per year, there are many English gems to enjoy. However, the very best wines are hard to track down. That’s where online marketplace BuyBritain.com excels by expertly handpicking the best English wine for you by a Master of Wine, delivered to your door.
Launching in time for Father’s Day, Buy Britain guarantees that every bottle of its English wine is picked by English wine expert Clive Barlow – one of only 418 Masters of Wine in the world. Buy Britain promises to deliver the best wines around the UK, unearthed throughout the seasons and regions from small batch British artisanal producers. Some of the vineyards represented include Bolney Wine Estate, Oxney Organic Estate, Ashling Park Estate, Biddenden Vineyards – Kent’s oldest vineyard, Chartham Vineyard and Hidden Spring Vineyard. Summer wines of note from the Buy Britain Wine Club include the organic, vegan Oxney Sparkling Rosé, 26.99, 11%, the award-winning Hidden Spring Bacchus Fume white wine, 19.99, 11% and the outstanding Ashling Park Cuvee, 29.50, 12% – cheaper than even typical entry level French champagne and a 2020 Wine GB Sparkling Wine winner, to boot.
Clive Barlow, Corkk’s Master of Wine at Buy Britain says:
“The popularity of English wine is growing and with good reason. English wines have come of age and are increasingly well regarded because the growers and producers have built a great understanding of the unique climate in their vineyards, the application of viticultural knowledge to get the best out of the vines, plus winemaking savvy and techniques. The Buy Britain Wine Club is a great opportunity to source the best wines England has to offer.”
Buy Britain is the UK’s largest online collection of wholly British-made products, whose owners are passionate about wine. Founder Michael Oszmann says: “We are so thrilled to to offer world class sparkling wine, a range of attractive, fresh whites and rosés and a growing number of stylish reds in time for Father’s Day. It’s a great opportunity to shop local too, enjoying wines from regions all over the country and learning about the different producers and the dynamism of the wine industry. Club members can be part of the growth of English wine wherever they are in the country and experience the range in both still and sparkling wines. With many of us not travelling abroad this summer and no better time to support local, this is a great time to buy from vineyards closer to home. Consumers now have the opportunity to enjoy superb English wines with confidence and celebrate local producers.”
THE BUY BRITAIN WINES AVAILABLE FOR DAD THIS FATHER’S DAY
£16.95, Chartham Pinot Noir, 12%, Chartham Vineyard: This light and fresh wine’s flavour delivers red cherry, red plum and a light five spice with gentle tannins and a bright finish. A refreshing aperitif working beautifully with lightly spiced dishes or an ideal companion to charcuterie, especially meats like carpaccio, and creamy cheeses. Kent.
£13.80 Biddenden Ortega, 11%, Biddenden Vineyards: This is a tremendously good value English wine from Kent’s oldest vineyard. Off dry, fruity, displaying fresh aromas of apple and grapefruit. Semi-aromatic on the nose, displays appealing fresh aromas of green apple, grapefruit, cut grass and flora, whilst the palate is medium bodied, crisp, characterful and deliciously fruity. Delicious when served as an aperitif, this refreshing white would also pair well with lightly spicy dishes and simple seafood. Kent.
£19.99, Hidden Spring Bacchus Fumé, 11%, Hidden Spring Vineyard: This English wine recently won a gold medal at the WineGB awards. The wine has a beautiful aromatic character delivering lime, green apple and honeysuckle whilst the palate offers more jasmine and some tropical fruit notes. In addition, the palate is dry, fresh, rounded and textured. There is a fine harmony of oak spice and creaminess through lees work. The oak is well integrated and allows the fruit to come through. It can be drunk now but has a potential to age over the next 3 to 5 years. East Sussex.
£29.50, Ashling Park Cuvée, 12%, Ashling Park Estate: This English wine has won the 2020 WineGB Sparkling Wine Trophy and it really deserves that accolade. The aromatics display plenty of autolytic characters, biscuit, brioche, plus citrus notes and apple and honey. There is a depth to the aromatics not often found which promises a fulsome palate and long finish. On the palate there is the expected depth but great harmony and a fine mousse. It is a wine to be savoured and sipped and will partner many dishes with its combination of umami and fruit flavours. Try with a rich creamy chicken or guinea fowl dish and experience the wonderful combination of flavours, the wine working to open up the food and the fresh finish of the wine on your palate. 2020 Gold Medal and 2020 Trophy winner (Best Classic Cuvée NV, Best wine in South East Region). West Sussex
£28.99, Bolney Classic Cuvée, 12.5%, Bolney Wine Estate: The wine has a clean fresh nose with a distinct brioche and baked bread note with hints of roasted hazelnuts. The palate is medium weight, with a green apple acidity balanced by umami, yellow apple fruit and a touch of cranberry. It is long and harmonious with a gentle, persistent mousse. West Sussex.
£26.99, Oxney Sparkling Rosé, 11%, Oxney Organic Estate: This organic English sparkling rosé is a delicious, fresh, dry, gently-foaming wine. One can find delicate aromas of raspberry, peach and lemon on the nose and palate along with a light lees richness. This wine delivers a fresh and youthful mouthful to anyone who drinks it. East Sussex.