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British Bubbles with Brandon Barnham of Ridgeview Winery
April 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a great night, learning about one of the hottest categories in the world of wine: English sparkling wine!
British Bubbles with Brandon Barnham, of Ridgeview Winery of England
The rise of British Sparkling wines has been amazing to watch. What was once a curiosity, an anomaly, has turned into a category grabbing the attention of sommeliers and wine writers the world over. Recent articles in the New York Times has grabbed the attention of the world’s wine drinkers. The rise of English wine popularity is profound.
We are proud to present an evening with one of the world’s top experts on the sparkling wines of England, Brandon Barnham of Ridgeview Winery. Join us as we learn about the history of the category and the estate, the challenges in viticulture and sparkling wine as a business, and of course, taste through a range of fantastic offerings. This class will get you fully up to speed on the entirety of the British Sparkling wine world.
From the importer’s website:
“The preeminent producer of English sparkling wine, Ridgeview Wine Estate was established in 1995 by Mike and Christine Roberts. The estate is located 40 miles south of London, at the base of the chalky South Downs, in the county of East Sussex.
From concept to inception, Ridgeview were determined to produce only sparkling wines, using traditional methods and varietals, with quality being the top priority.
For the past 24 years, Ridgeview has been the dominant influencer in the rise of English sparkling wine production. Ridgeview’s belief from onset that England was capable of producing world-class sparkling wines has been unwavering in their strive to achieve just that.
Throughout their impressive history, Ridgeview has won multiple awards and trophies in both national and international competition. Ridgeview is the only non-Champagne ever to win the Decanter award for “Best Sparkling wine in the World”, and the only English winery in history to win the Prestigious IWSC “International Winemaker of the Year” in 2018.
Today, the winery is run by second-generation Tamara and Simon Roberts, Tamara as CEO, and Simon as winemaker. Following in their parent’s footsteps, and honouring the original vision, Ridgeview represents the best of England.”
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