The stellar profile of the English wine industry continues to rise in terms of production and the sensational quality of sparkling and, ever increasingly, still wines. Now the good news is travelling fast to the international market. In America, they have coined the phrase “Brit Bubbles” and the UK’s finest fizz producers seem to be turning heads and pleasing palates across the globe.
Simpsons’ Wine Estate is delighted to be making waves across the North Sea, predominantly in Norway and also in Denmark and Sweden too. Last weekend heralded the launch of the Gravel Castle Chardonnay 2019 and The Roman Road Chardonnay 2018 by the government wine Monopoly in Norway (Vinmonopolet), having won both first and second place in their Chardonnay tender. This is no mean feat, as the wines must adhere to strict regulatory requirements, whilst proving to be of exceptionally high-quality, worthy of distribution.
The full range of Simpsons’ wines are now being exported to Norway and the Estate has already seen a surge in demand. Aiding this has been some excellent press coverage and top ratings by highly respected wine critics:
- Last weekend saw a double page feature on Simpsons’ Wine Estate in Dagens Næringsliv, which is the Norwegian equivalent of the Financial Times: https://www.dn.no/smak/vin/vinmonopolet/vinnyheter/ruth-simpson/fra-vinens-ytterkanter/2-1-797292
- Esteemed journalist, Ulf Dalheim, who is also the founder of VinPuls, Norway's biggest wine club, reviewed the two Chardonnay releases, with The Roman Road 2018 coming out top and Gravel Castle 2018 following closely behind: http://vinpuls.no/sommerlig-nyhetsslipp/
- Plus the Railway Hill Rosé 2018 scored 88 points in Dagens Næringsliv round up of rosé wines, making it in the top ten of the recommendations: https://www.dn.no/smak/vin/arets-roseviner-er-her/2-1-802455