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MAJOR UPSET; Champagne beaten by English and Australian sparkling wines in the Judgement of Stockholm tasting

Interesting…hearing more about English sparkling wines these days…Cheers and Cheerio!

The Wine Wankers

Champagne has come in third place in a three-way battle between English, Australian and Champagne sparkling wines.  An English sparkling wine from Nyetimber, and the non vintage Australia sparkling wine, Pirie, have beaten four of France’s top Champagne houses in an unprecedented wine tasting in Stockholm.  The blind-tasting (called The Judgement of Stockholm!) with five of Sweden’s top wine writers, as well as me, Drew from the Wine Wankers, was held to investigate whether English Sparkling wines were capable of matching Champagne on quality, and price.  If you’re new to English Sparkling Wine – definitely read this article we have also just published.

Nyetimber 2009 Blanc de Blancs was the clear winner, easily beating all other wines in the competition with its total combined score of 63 points.  The next highest combined score was for the bargain priced Pirie Non Vintage from Tasmania, which scored 49 points.  Veuve…

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