How to make Christmas go with a pop? Ask SmoothRed

  • 5 December, 2016
  • Kate Simon

Pop your cork: Forget Champagne, a glass of Sussex this Christmas. Photo: Oscar Soderlund

A glass of bubbly is the perfect way to toast the Christmas season. Yet, instead of offering friends and family a sip of Champagne, how about a glass of “Sussex’’? So says our latest client, SmoothRed, the specialist in tailor-made wine tours and holidays.

Sussex wines have been winning awards for some time now. But the granting of protected regional status by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in November puts the county’s sparkling wines in a different league, alongside the likes of Bordeaux, Burgundy and, of course, Champagne.

It’s no surprise that Sussex wine is so outstanding. The county has a similar climate to the world-famous Champagne region and its terrain shares the same chalky soil structure. Now, there are more than 20 producers turning out top-quality, home-grown sparkling wines in Sussex. At SmoothRed, we recommend you look to the Nyetimber and Bolney estates for a glass of this creamy, rich, citrus sparkling wine.

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