English wine – latest discoveries

Lost In A Field

For English Wine Week, Tam shares her new discoveries from an ever-evolving wine region.


'Young guns' has become an overused term in the wine-writing world, as has terms such as 'rising star' and 'one to watch', but it's very difficult to avoid these clichés when writing about Ben Smith. He began his career in wine at the Portuguese giant Sogrape, on the commercial side of things. This led to winemaking in New Zealand, Western Australia, Tasmania, Canada, Alsace and Châteauneuf-du-Pape. In 2015 he came back to the UK and became the full-time winemaker for one of the UK's only...