Independent English Wine Competition

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A 19-strong judging panel, featuring winemakers, masters of wine, communicators, retailers and educators met in Bristol to judge wines for the Independent English Wine Competition. Overall a total of 16 different grape varieties were submitted from all over the country. Three gold medals were awarded to wines hailing from West Sussex, Devon and North Essex. These were: • Sugrue Pierre, Trouble with Dreams 2013, West Sussex
Lyme Bay Winery, Bacchus Block 2015, Devon
• Tuffon Hall Bacchus 2015, Essex the full list of winners is available on the Independent English Wine Competition website.

“To be the only gold medal winning English sparkling wine at the inaugural IEWA is a fantastic accolade for Sugrue Pierre ‘The Trouble With Dreams’ 2013. This is the first vintage sourced from more than one vineyard: Storrington Priory in West Sussex and Mount Harry ...

Independent English Wine Awards

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 3/26/17

Welcome to my weekly roundup of the wine stories that I find of interest on the web. I post them to my magazine on on Flipboard, but for those of you who aren't Flipboard inclined, here's everything I've strained out of the wine-related muck for the week. Enjoy. Southern Star Rising
Robert Camuto chronicles the birth of a new appellation. Trends in Burgundian Wine: Going Back to the Future
Liz Thatch and others on the trends they see in Burgundy. Cellar adventures: California chardonnay from the mid-1990s
Laurie Daniel opens some old bottles from the cellar. The Queen of Burgundy
Jeanne Cho Lee publishes some Q&A with Lalou Bize-Leroy. So you don't like natural wine? I sense your pain, and I am here for you
Jamie Goode puts tongue firmly in cheek. Napa Vineyard Sale's Knock-on Price Effect
Gallo buys Stagecoach, so where do all the wines grow there ...