We couldn’t finish this guide without at least one Welsh wine, as the region has been responsible for some absolute belters in recent times.
The Glyndwr get the vote purely due to the fact that we can’t stop drinking it here at Octavian HQ and it comes from the oldest family run vineyard in Wales. The fizz is made using an age-old technique and the tried and trusted Rondo and Seyval Blanc grapes.
We can’t really sum up the flavour of this one better than “biscuity strawberry”, but you get the idea and we urge you to try this sparkling welsh rose sooner rather than later; although it may lend itself a little better to the summer months. You can buy this little number quite easily from Waitrose Cellar amongst other places.
Unfortunately, we couldn’t find any truly great Scottish or Irish wines to shout about quite yet, but they do of course have some of the planet’s finest whiskeys (and whiskies) to shout about so we will let them off for now. But don’t be surprised to see some wines emanating from these regions very soon, as there are vineyards all over Britain developing some very exciting reputations.
If this has sparked your interest and you want to learn more, then you should head to websites such as englishwineproducers.co.uk or greatbritishwine.com as these focus on the topics we have covered. Who knows, you may even look into starting a vineyard of your own some day!
For more articles, just like this guide to Great British wine brands, take a good look around the rest of the Octavian blog. We have features on everything from wine investment, optimal cellarage and even the best places to travel to around the world to enjoy the finest wines.