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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.

Bacchus in Focus at London CRU for English Wine Week

Bacchus in Focus at London CRU for English Wine Week

'Bacchus in Focus' at London CRU for English Wine Week   To help celebrate and mark English Wine Week, Roberson Wine, also known as London CRU, held an event on 30th May 2019 at their atmospheric winery in West London. The event was billed as a ‘Master Class in Bacchus’ with some of England’s top vineyards and wineries attending.  “It’s great to see English Bacchus get it's moment in the limelight. The time is right, and coming off the back of the remarkable 2018 vintage, from which we are already seeing some of the finest Bacchus this country has produced to date.” -...

Interview with Bob Lindo former fighter pilot and now CEO of Camel Valley

Interview with Bob Lindo former fighter pilot and now CEO of Camel Valley

Bob Lindo CEO - Camel Valley  Hi Bob, where did it all start for you, Why did you join the RAF and what lead you to starting Camel Valley? I joined the RAF in 1970 as University Cadet pilot and flew (Chipmunks) with Cambridge University Air Squadron. After University: Cranwell (Jet provosts), Valley (Gnats and Hunters), Brawdy (Hunters). During the next 16 years I was based in Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Saudi Arabia (Strikemasters). You have flown many different fighter planes and you have also been a display Pilot flying Vintage Pair and Vulcan Pilot aircraft. What is it like flying these older planes? I've flown Jet...

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...