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News from Litmus

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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Litmus Wines: helping to change the face of English wine

28th November 2016

Richard Siddle of The Buyer helps to decipher the intricacies of Litmus Wines in this nicely written piece. Read on…

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Ginking: London dry gin meets English wine….

11th October 2016

Litmus Wines has launched Ginking, a revolutionary new drink concept that melds the botanical aromatics of Gin with the zesty nature of English wine and refreshingly pure spring water. Targeting both millennial generation partygoers and traditional yet adventurous gin drinkers, Ginking is a light and refreshing low alcohol (8.5%) pre-mixed sparkling beverage, best served in […]

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Litmus Wines launches Litmus Orange

1st September 2016

Litmus Wines has launched Litmus Orange, its first branded ‘Orange’ wine, produced from 100% hand-harvested English Bacchus from the 2015 vintage grown at Denbies Wine Estate in Surrey. 2015 was the third good harvest in succession for England. A disappointing August caused concern until a prolonged Indian summer arrived to ripen the crop to perfection. […]

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Lallemand Technical Seminar for UK Wine Producers

22nd April 2016

    On Friday 10th June Lallemand will host its Technical Seminar at Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking, Surrey. The seminar is aimed at UK wine producers seeking new ideas to enhance quality wine production. Three international speakers, who are specialists in their field, will each present a session that will be sure to make […]

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Litmus Wines Ltd creates Litmus Wine Agencies and appoints new sales manager

5th April 2016 announces some of the changes that are afoot at Litmus Wines. Read on to find out more.

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Tom Cannavan’s Three English Sparkling Wines for Christmas

16th December 2015

Tom Cannavan of selects his top three English sparkling wines for Christmas and, deservedly so, the 2010 Denbies Cubitt Reserve makes the grade. Described by Tom as “a fruity nose…clean fresh orchard fruit…and on the palate – a real crowd pleaser this…very well made and another great example of why English sparkling wine has […]

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