• Searcys and Greyfriars celebrate with an exclusive offer

    25 June 2020

     

     

    CELEBRATE ENGLISH SPARKLING

    What better way to bring provenance and seasonality to the table, than with a glass of English sparkling?

    The invention of sparkling wine is often accredited to monk Dom Perignon. However, it could be argued that it was first introduced 30 years before by an Englishman. In 1662 Christopher Merret, an English winemaker, presented a paper detailing his discovery that adding sugar to a finished wine could result in a sparkle. This took place more than 30 years before Champagne was first produced.

    English sparkling wine has been growing in both popularity and quality over the last few years. The Wine and Spirit Trade Association project that English Sparkling Wine production will double by 2022 to 10 million bottles annually.

    Our friend and Greyfriars vineyard’s founder Mike Wagstaff prides himself on being a small boutique family business dedicated first and foremost to creating fabulous English Sparkling Wines. 

    Located on the sunny south-facing chalk slopes of the Hog’s Back at Puttenham,  just outside Guildford in Surrey, The original vineyard was planted in 1989 and since taking over in 2010 Mike and his family have expanded the area under vine to almost 50 acres on three sites focusing on producing stunning English Sparkling Wine. The wines are made using the ‘traditional method’ – a sparkling wine-making technique, with rosé being particularly popular this summer. 

    10% OFF ANY PURCHASE WITH SEARCYS

    To enjoy 10% off any purchase until the end of July, use the code ‘SEARCYSWINELOVERS’ at checkout. 

    Free delivery over £30 nationwide and free delivery on orders of any size to selected local postcodes.