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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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Ginking review from Amelia Singer of The Wine Show fame

12th July 2017

Ginking’s new No. 1 fan, Amelia Singer, shares her thoughts on Ginking via YouTube. Well worth checking out

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The Wine Merchant highlights Litmus at the Annual English Wine Producer’s Tasting

15th June 2017

John Worontschak’s Denbies-based project is making wines with a depth and complexity that has raised the bar for still wines in England. Its Element 20 Bacchus/Chardonnay blend from 2013 is rich and textured, with a nutty finish, while the white Pinot Noir from 2015 is lively, spicy and layered. Worontschak admits to finding many English […]

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Rose Murray Brown’s glowing write-up of 2013 Element 20 – The Scotsman Magazine

6th June 2017

“Made by John Worontschak at Denbies from equal amounts of Chardonnay and Bacchus, it stole the show in our taste test. With white flowers, crunchy green apples, vanilla and coconut from short oak ageing and an appealing soft, silky texture – this is the most impressive still English wine I have tasted.” – Star Buy

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Litmus and IOC forge new UK collaboration

24th February 2017

Litmus Wines has partnered with the Institut Oenologique de Champagne SAS (IOC) to supply IOC goods and services to the UK wine industry. IOC has in many ways pioneered sparkling wine technology and the development of the sparkling wine industry in the UK since the early days. This collaboration will see the distribution of the […]

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27th January 2017

Litmus Wines has released the 2014 Litmus Red Pinot. The first Red Pinot released under its label since 2011. Winemaker John Worontschak explains, “We make Red Pinot only when the fruit is of the highest quality and fully ripened. In England that means that it must be an exceptional autumn as in 2011, 2014 and […]

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Barossa champion Chris Ringland releases new wines in the UK

30th November 2016

Iconic Australian wine producer Chris Ringland has released new vintages of his super-premium Barossa Shiraz range, plus a brand new entry-level wine named simply ‘CR 2013’ with an RSP of £17.00. This complex, concentrated wine has already won 91 Wine Spectator points and is available from UK distributor Litmus Wines, Noel Young Wines and CRU […]

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