Susie Barrie and Peter Richards are Masters of Wine who happen to be married to each other. As TV and radio presenters, event hosts, writers, columnists, podcasters, authors and consultants, the pair are renowned for their enthusiastic, thoughtful and articulate style. They enjoy nothing better than helping people enjoy great wine. Currently they are shining a spotlight on the English wine industry, highlighting some of the outstanding vineyards and wines which can be found on our doorsteps, in particular English sparkling wine.
Here Mark Robertson, Head of Dreweatts' Wine department, talks to Susie and Peter about the UK wine industry, the rising popularity of English sparkling wine, as well as their own adventure into making English wine for charity.
Back in 2016, Susie and Peter embarked on The Big English Wine Adventure, teaming up with Hattingley Valley in Hampshire to produce their own English sparkling wine for charity. There are now two wines available to purchase, Hope & Glory Blanc de Blancs 2016, and Hope & Glory The Blend 2017. The labels have been designed by Winchester street artist Hendog. All profits raised will be going to the Marine Conservation Society (registered charity no. 1004005), which works to protect and restore our precious seas, with all their vital ecosystems and invaluable ability to counter the climate crisis.
Their latest venture combines everything we love at Dreweatts; great wine, promoting local businesses, as well as showcasing fantastic modern art by a local street artist, and all for charity and the sustainability of our oceans.
To purchase Hope & Glory Sparkling Wine, made in support of the Marine Conservation Society, please visit the Hattingley Valley online shop at hattingleyvalley.com.
Dreweatts holds regular live and timed online auctions of wine and spirits. Our specialists can provide valuations on single bottles and entire cellars, as well as advice on starting and maintaining your cellar. To consign to a future auction or to arrange a free auction valuation, please contact Mark or Dianne on: +44 (0) 1635 553 553 | email@example.com or complete our free online valuation form here.
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IMAGE, ARCHIVE & MUSIC CREDITS
Special thanks to the following people who courteously allowed us to include their imagery:
Susie Barrie & Peter Richards, and Chris Bowerman - https://susieandpeter.com/
Hattingley Valley Wines - https://hattingleyvalley.com/
Marine Conservation Society - https://www.mcsuk.org/
Camel Valley - https://www.camelvalley.com/
Nyetimber - https://nyetimber.com/
London Shell Co. - https://londonshellco.com/
In addition, thank you to:
IMAGE: Sparkling Wine in Glasses | Source: © Ulrike Mai | Pixabay
IMAGE: Windsor Great Park I Source: © Smithr32 | Wikimedia Commons | CC-BY-3.0 & GFDL
MUSIC: Open Americana | Paper Planes | Artlist
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