A Taste of English Wines
Our October Meeting of the Wine Appreciation Group was hosted by Stephen and Mary. At first we had to guess from where in the world the first two white wines originated. Generally people liked the wine but were unable to place the origin accurately. It turned out that the wines were from the Denbies' Vineyard in Dorking, Surrey. These were compared with a supposedly dry Riesling from the Mosel Region of Germany.
A blind red wine tasting of two English wines followed from Denbies and Chapel Down from the Wickham Estate in Tenterden (the only Kent wine tasted as few were available).
The evening concluded with another blind tasting and comparison of two sparkling wines - one called Whitedowns from Denbies and a relatively budget Champagne. Generally the English wines were preferred.