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There has to be a benefit of global warming and English wine is it. Go back 30 years and even the south coast of England was too far north to grow grapes, but Sussex and Kent now have the climate that Champagne had three decades ago, and can now produce great fizz. The lack of full ripeness when picking of the Champagne varietals in England is a benefit as the higher levels of acid make a great sparkling wine. This is, however, a problem for still wines.

You can't use the more well known grapes to make table wine in England as they won't get ripe. As a result, early harvesting wines, usually of German origin, are planted, but they too have a problem. They aren't that great. Occasionally a good wine pokes its head above the rest and is tasty, but mainly they are mediocre at best.  That isn't to say that they won't improve - as the world heats up they will get better, but just now, as a general rule, stick to the fizz!

Pilton Ten 33cl
  Artisan producers at the heart of Somerset’s cider-land making whole juice sparkling cider by the old English method of keeving. Keeving is an artisan cider-making technique used to create a natural cider without sweetening or pasteurisation. Wild yeasts, cool...
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Pilton Two Rivers 33cl
  Artisan producers at the heart of Somerset’s cider-land making whole juice sparkling cider by the old English method of keeving. Keeving is an artisan cider-making technique used to create a natural cider without sweetening or pasteurisation. Wild yeasts, cool...
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Little Pomana Table Cider 75cl
With its juicy fruit, gentle sparkle, supple tannins and modest alcohol, Table Cider makes for happy company in any conversation or meal. First launched onto the market in 2017, Susanna and James Forbes' story started a few years earlier, when...
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Pilton Fox, Dog, Cat 2020 75cl
A super-smooth blend of mature Jonagold, with just a touch of funk and a dash of smoke on the finish, sweetened with Pilton's classic bittersweet keeved* cider. Artisan producers at the heart of Somerset’s cider-land making whole juice sparkling cider...
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Pilton Pomme Pomme 75cl
Somerset-grown quince, co-fermented with keeved bittersweet cider apples. This fruity cider brings together these cider apples with their pome family third cousin, the quince. The unique tart astringency of the quince is balanced here by the natural fruity sweetness of...
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Sold outPilton Tamoshanta 75cl
Keeving and initial fermentation takes place in large vats but, on Burns Night, the young cider is transferred to Scotch whisky oak barrels to finish fermentation and mature. Artisan producers at the heart of Somerset’s cider-land making whole juice sparkling...
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Pilton In Touch 2 75cl
A fresh and juicy-tasting keeved* cider made from bittersweet apples fermented in contact with Pinot Noir grape skins to create upfront fruit flavour with complex, bold tannins. A collaboration with Dunleavy Vineyards, guest blended by Martyn Goodwin-Sharman. Artisan producers at...
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Only 1 leftFind & Foster Saison Pomme 75cl
Dominated by tradition cider apple phenolics, this is a dry, fruity, slightly funky aroma. Bottled while wild fermentation was nearing completion, this has a very light sparkle. Find & Foster are slowly ressurecting Devon's cider orchards, celebrating local and near...
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Rebel Root WILD 75cl
Citrusy, tart & fresh. WILD bursts with green apple skin aromas and punchy lip smacking acidity. Ever had Sidra? A naturally fermented cider form the Basque Country in Northern Spain?? Well this is an homage to that, Sussex style. The...
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Rebel Root Lost 75cl
Found in the back of a barn, and made from a blend of Spartan, Bramley and Dabinett, this is a one-off but might spawn a range of end of season 'Losts'! The Stephens family have been growing apples since the early...
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Rebel Root Outcider 2016 75cl
Summer 2016 was insanely warm and sunny. This made the fruit extra ripe and turned their skin almost all red. This has created a beautiful pinkish hue in the colour. Topped with a light floral bouquet on the nose. Light,...
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