Any current trends that you’ve spotted in the wine world?
Lower alcohol wine (11%) is trending along with drinking less but more premium styles.
Recommendations for a dessert wine to serve with pudding or cheese?
A classic Monbazillac from southern France is a great option which is a touch cheaper than the famous Sauternes but will also have enough richness to accompany a proper treacle tart!
What would be a good British wine or champagne to serve at a wedding?
Very on trend at the moment… our clients are looking to match their locally sourced food with home grown wine. We highly recommend the excellent Gusbourne Estate for fizz – either their Brut Reserve or Rosé made in Kent are out of this world and have shown up many Champagnes.
Stopham Estate Pinot Gris from West Sussex is a still white wine that impresses everyone – similar to a Sauvignon Blanc, there is lots of freshness but less of the ripe gooseberries.
Advice on quantities for a wedding or party?
Generally work on 2 glasses of fizz per person for the reception and 3/4 to a full bottle of wine per person for dinner. We can offer advice on how best to stock up for your wedding with a view on how much is needed for a reception and how to balance out the amount of red and white depending on the chosen courses. We can guarantee you will have just the right amount of the perfect wine, at the right price to fit your budget and your menu.
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