A Rose by any other name-English Sparkling wines or is it all just Fizz?

A Rose by any other name-English Sparkling wines or is it all just Fizz?

I remember it was about 4 years ago a great English mate of ours Mark Bostock and his lovely wife Helen first introduced us to the concept & delights of fine sparkling wines from the UK. (sorry we cannot call them Champagne) We were living in Switzerland at the time and I thought how could these wines ever compare to the fine French champagnes we had tried so many times before? Well much to our surprise they were great and showed great style and finesse- mind you I love being proven wrong about things especially when it comes to wine. The British wine industry and especially those makers of sparkling wines continue to grow and develop, exceed the critics assessment & determinations and continue to deliver quality which is as good as many¬†¬†” big...