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Matthew Jukes’ Pinot Noir article in Vineyard Magazine features Chartham Vineyard’s 2018 Pinot Noir

17th February 2021

I have called in a lot of English and Welsh wines to taste at home recently because there have been no press tastings for nearly a year and this is one of the stand-out wines.  I always pay particular attention to the Pinot Noirs not least because they are few and far between. It is […]

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Litmus Wines: Making still wine in England has got so much easier

9th August 2019

Phoebe French of UK drinks trade publication, The Drinks Business, talks to Litmus Wines MD, John Worontschak, about the evolution of the English wine industry since he first became involved back in the 80s. Read on here

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Denbies’ TtD English Rosé gets 10/10 from the Mirror

29th July 2019

The very first vintage of Sainbury’s Taste the Difference English Dry Rosé, produced by Denbies Wine Estate, has received 10/10 from the Mirror. “Crisp, fresh and perfect for drinking al fresco. Has an appealing fruity smell and a lovely strawberry flavour with a hint of elderflower. Perfect balance of flavours. 10/10 ABV 11% – RRP […]

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1st July 2019

With summer here, what better way to while away a few hours in the sunshine than with a refreshing glass of Ginking Botanica Italia. A delicious infusion of natural botanicals, fruity Italian wine and London Dry Gin; Ginking Botanica Italia is the perfect drink to enjoy with friends with a simple al fresco supper. Bursting […]

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King of the Med – New Ginking Mediterranean

31st May 2019

This summer, whisk yourself to the olive groves of Southern Europe without leaving your back garden with a deliciously refreshing glass of Ginking Mediterranean. Launching exclusively in Tesco stores nationwide this May, Ginking Mediterranean is a unique blend of Spanish wine, London Dry Gin and native botanicals, with a delightful sparkling finish, capturing the essence […]

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22nd March 2019

NEW…GinKing introduces GinKing Original Rosé  Following its phenomenal success in 2018, GinKing, the original English wine and gin cocktail, will be adding a range of new variants to its portfolio this spring, kicking off with the launch of GinKing Original Rosé on 22 April. Launching exclusively in Marks & Spencer, GinKing Original Rosé combines the […]

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GinKing: The summer cocktail that combines sparkling wine and gin

27th June 2018

Is there anything nicer than a cool, crisp glass of wine on a summer’s evening? How about a perfect gin and tonic? If you’ve found yourself nodding your head in vigorous agreement at both, let us introduce you to GinKing, which is a glorious blend of the two. Litmus Wines, the company behind this genius […]

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Jane MacQuitty: My favourite English reds and whites – The Times

26th May 2018

The success of England’s sparkling wines may have hogged the headlines these past few years, but it is our summer hedgerow-scented still whites and perfumed reds that have taken the biggest step up in quality of late. Given that most English fizz is a steep £25-plus a pop and still wines are at least £10 […]

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8th May Chris Ringland tasting at Hedonism Wines

4th April 2018

Adrian Hoffman is a fifth-generation Australian grape grower and vigneron and works closely with Chris Ringland on a number of his wines including their collaborative “North Barossa Vintners“. Adrian will be in London on the evening of Tuesday 8th May to host a tasting of the Chris Ringland wines at Hedonism Wines, Mayfair. Guests will enjoy […]

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Ginking appoints Swiss Agency

26th October 2017

Litmus Wines, producers of Ginking, have appointed Bataillard AG of Switzerland as their sole importers to Switzerland. Ginking is a lower in alcohol effervescent spirits based drink consisting of white wine grown in England, London Dry Gin and mineral water. Bataillard is the largest wholesaler and third largest importer of alcoholic drinks in Switzerland, Martin […]

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Litmus team up with Bibendum Wine

19th September 2017

Litmus Wines has teamed up with UK wine agency Bibendum Wine to distribute the full range of Litmus branded English wines. Litmus winemaker John Worontschak says, “My aim for the Litmus range is and has always been to create wines of a Northern European character that are complex food wines which can stand tall amongst […]

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Ringland: Barossa winemakers living in ‘golden age’ of wine

23rd August 2017

Written by Lauren Eads of The Drinks Business – 22nd August, 2017 Australian Shiraz from Barossa Valley has never been more dynamic or diverse, believes veteran winemaker Chris Ringland, with the communication revolution giving young winemakers the confidence to carve their own style and ability to communicate with consumers directly, sidestepping the need for critics […]

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