How do you fancy the chance of getting a name of your choosing on a wine label, benefitting a charity that’s close to your heart...and winning some delicious, unique English wine in the process?!
Back in 2016 – the year of Brexit, Andy Murray’s Wimbledon win, the Brazil Olympics, Boaty McBoat Face and the warmest year yet measured on earth – Susie & Peter launched their Big English Wine Adventure.
The married Masters of Wine and broadcasters wanted to do something fun and collaborative with English wine, something people could join in and be part of, not to mention raising money for a good cause.
‘We’re so excited about the quality of English wine that we’ve got out our secateurs and selfie sticks and, yes, gone and made some seriously exciting wine. It’s been an adventure but we’ve been guided (thank God) by experts like Emma Rice at Hattingley Valley and Liam Idzikowski of Danbury Ridge. We now have two delicious Hampshire sparkling wines, both very different in style, and one fine barrel-aged Essex Pinot Noir from a new producer already making big waves. Now we need nominations for a charity to support, plus a name for our sparkling wines...and then for lots of people to pre-register so the wines can sell out in super quick time in a blaze of charitable fund-raising and the popping of corks.’
Over the course of three, historic vintages in the UK (2016, 2017 and 2018), the duo teamed up with Hampshire producer and Supreme Champion at the 2020 WineGB Awards, Hattingley Valley and, Essex wine estate Danbury Ridge, to produce three unique wines:
- A Hampshire Blanc de Blancs 2016 fizz, with 4 years on the lees
- A Hampshire 2017 sparkling blend equal parts Meunier & Chardonnay
- A fine barrel-aged Essex Pinot Noir 2018 (red) from just one barrel
Susie & Peter need your help to find a charity to work with – as well as a name for their sparkling wines.
Whoever submits the winning nomination Susie & Peter end up using will receive a beautifully presented and packaged full set of all three wines, worth around £100, plus a copy of Susie & Peter’s publication The Essential Guide to English Wine.
The deadline for nominations is midnight on Sunday 2nd May 2021. To nominate, go to: https://susieandpeter.com/watch/english-wine-adventure/
The wines are set for release in late 2021 and demand is expected to be high, given the nature of the wines and the extremely limited quantities available. As a result, pre- registration is now open, via the web page as above. Don’t miss out!