English bubbles updated


Nick Baker of The Finest Bubble, the London specialist retailer of carbon dioxide wrapped in wine, has realised that it might be a good idea to add some top-quality English sparkling wine to his range of champagnes. Not long before I set off for Asia he invited me along to taste a range of them blind and the tasting notes below constitute the result. 

The 23 wines were divided into three flights, one Blanc de Blancs and two similar flights of other English sparkling wines based on Chardonnay and the two Pinots. As usual, I welcomed the chance to taste...