Chapel Down sparkling wine to celebrate royal wedding
Kent drinkers have a special reason to celebrate the royal
For not only will they be able to toast happy couple Prince
William and Kate Middleton with a special Kentish brew,
they could also be quaffing some Kentish fizz.
Brewers Shepherd Neame, based in Faversham, have concocted
a right royal ale to mark the couple's nuptials on April 29.
Aptly titled Royal Wedding Ale, the beer is 4.7 strength and a
limited edition. And a cask may soon be heading on its way to a
certain London address.
Meanwhile Kent's street parties shouldn't lack fizz, as a
sparking wine made in Tenterden will be on sale.
Only 2,011 bottles of 'The Union’, a 2006 Pinot Noir Chardonnay,
will be released by the Chapel Down vineyard in
The bottles cost £24.99 and vineyard staff say they should be
reserved to toast the newly-weds.
The wine fuses two classic grapes, with the chardonnay providing
“elegance and finesse” while the pinot noir gives “depth and
texture”. Drinkers have been left to guess which of the couple each
Chapel Down boss Frazer Thompson said: “This is a new release we
are incredibly proud of. It has great finesse, life-affirming
sparkle and impeccably understated good taste.”
To get your hands on a bottle visit englishwinesgroup.com or
call 01580 763033.
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