Leander Club is one of the oldest sporting clubs in the world and is responsible for many of Great Britain’s Olympic rowing athletes with an unmatched collection of winning medals through the years.
The club has recently started serving only English sparkling rose wine produced by Digby Fine English.
This pairing of an award winning institution and English sparkling wine came about after the founders of Digby, Jason Humphreys and Trevor Cluff, stepped up to the challenge set by Leander Club to produce a wine that was 'world beating and pink'.
The following interview is with Paul Budd OBE, FIH, General Manager of Leander Club and explains how the connection between Digby's English sparkling wine and The Leander Club came to reality.
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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 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.” -...