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bijou
01-29-2010, 11:54 AM
Nyetimber's Classic Cuvée 2003 which is made in Sussex was crowned Champion of Worldwide Sparkling Wines in the competition run by Italy's wine magazine Euposia.

Now in its second year, the competition Bollicine del Mondo attracts sparkling wines from around the world. The wines are tasted blind by a panel of judges including winemakers.


The Nyetimber wine, made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes, is described as having “aromas of mandarins, vanilla and lemons” as well as “shortbread and light apricot” with “biscuity notes playing a supporting role”.

Camel Valley's Pinot Noir Brut, which is made in Bodmin, Cornwall, also featured in the top 10.

The English wines, which cost less than £30 a bottle, were competing with France's leading Champagne manufacturers. ...

LINK (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/7094055/English-sparkling-wine-beats-French-champagne-to-top-title.html)
Zut alors!:D

Rockntractor
01-29-2010, 12:07 PM
Can you get it in half gallons?

coach
01-29-2010, 01:04 PM
Can you get it in half gallons?


how much a can ?

aerojarod
01-29-2010, 05:08 PM
Amateurs... I'll take it by the box!

Rockntractor
01-29-2010, 05:25 PM
Amateurs... I'll take it by the box!

You can't put fizzy wine in a box! It'll blow the dang thing up.

Bubba Dawg
01-29-2010, 08:05 PM
You can't put fizzy wine in a box! It'll blow the dang thing up.

That's what I thought. Boxes are leaky too.

Rockntractor
01-29-2010, 08:15 PM
That's what I thought. Boxes are leaky too.

I think you can get the really fancy fizzy stuff in plastic jugs around here. They don't have to haul it from way overseas either, they make it fresh!

PoliCon
01-29-2010, 09:07 PM
Can you get it in half gallons?

Admit it. You drink thunderbird and Night Train don't you.
http://www.plateoftheday.com/food_blog/nightTrainNThunderbird.gif

Rockntractor
01-29-2010, 10:14 PM
Admit it. You drink thunderbird and Night Train don't you.
http://www.plateoftheday.com/food_blog/nightTrainNThunderbird.gif

Nothing against those two fine beverages but no, when I did drink I preferred Blue Nun or some of the other German wines.

PoliCon
01-29-2010, 11:06 PM
Nothing against those two fine beverages but no, when I did drink I preferred Blue Nun or some of the other German wines.

I'm attached to the Franciscan label myself . . . . and I have a taste for Chilean wines as well. :)