English Wine Week – Chardonnay

A view of the Crouch Valley from Martin's Lane Vineyard in Essex

Chardonnay might not be your first thought, if you're looking for a wine to celebrate English Wine Week, from this Saturday 19 to 27 June 2021, but maybe it should be.

Five years ago, a horizontal tasting of English Chardonnay would not only have been very limited, but it would also have been more trial than exploration. How things have changed. Just two months ago, Jancis wrote about breaking new ground in Champagne and the UK, where climate change and pioneering producers are starting to produce increasingly fine still wine, as well as the sparkling wines they are so well...