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Cowdray Park Polo Club and English sparkling wine

Cowdray Park Polo Club and English sparkling wine

    Cowdray Park Polo Club Cowdray Park Polo Club, recognised worldwide as the home of British Polo is now serving the English sparkling wine brand Nyetimber to its members and visitors. The below interview is with the Chairman of Cowdray Park polo Club, Roderick Vere Nicholl, on the Polo club's  history and new venture with English sparkling wine. All images credit Mark Beaumont. Roderick, could you start by providing some background on yourself and your role at Cowdray Park Polo Club. What led you to where you are today at Cowdray?  I was elected Chairman of Cowdray Park Polo Club in...

The Jockey Club and English Sparkling Wine

The Jockey Club and English Sparkling Wine

It seems there is no stopping the English wine industry. Coates and Seely are now providing their English sparkling wines to The Jockey Club for it's races. We contacted James Tombs to find out more about The Jockey Club's unparalleled history when it comes to racing.

The famous Champagne brand Taittinger plant a new vineyard in Kent with a remarkable find.

The famous Champagne brand  Taittinger plant a new vineyard in Kent with a remarkable find.

The famous champagne house - 'Tattinger'- have bought land in the South East of England in Kent and planted their own vineyard with the classic champagne and sparkling wine grape varieties. In doing so they came across a unique find in the new English vineyard, an ancient fossil.

The new vineyard is called 'Domaine Evremond' which takes its name from Charles de Saint-Evremond (1614-1703). He was a Frenchman and the first true ambassador for Champagne. He helped to fuel Champagne’s popularity in England at the court of Charles II.

The Royal Navy's newest warship launched with Camel Valley's English Sparkling wine

The Royal Navy's newest warship launched with Camel Valley's English Sparkling wine

The Royal Navy's newest warship, TAMAR, named in Scotstoun with English Sparkling wine 'it's another milestone in the progress of English and Cornish wines.  Who would have thought, thirty years ago, when we planted, that not only would Camel valley be used to launch one of Her Majesty’s ships, but that we would have a Royal Warrant to display on the bottle'  - Bob Lindo ex-RAF pilot and his wife Annie planted their first eight thousand vines in 1989. Camel Valley's English sparkling wine was used to launch The Royal Navy's latest warship The Tamar. To find out more about the...

Chapel Down open a new bar in London's King's Cross

Chapel Down open a new bar in London's King's Cross

  Chapel Down’s new bar in King's Cross - London The English wine makers Chapel Down have opened a new bar and restaurant in London's King's Cross. To find out more about Chapel Down's new venture in the heart of one of London's busiest areas, we contacted Guy Tresnan their Retail and Hospitality Director.  Where did the idea to open a bar in King's Cross come from?  King's Cross and specifically the development at Coal Drops Yard brings something entirely different to London’s retail and dining scene. It has a really interesting mix of independent retailers along with better known international...