Ten Reasons it Has to be Devon Fizz for Xmas

Authored by yearlstone
Posted Monday, December 2, 2013 - 9:09am

By Yearlstone's Roger White

In the words of the UK’s leading wine magazine Decanter  “The message for wine drinkers is simple. If you have the money to buy Champagne but choose to spend it on English sparkling wine instead you can be confident of getting something at least as good if not better. And you will have the added satisfaction of knowing that you are supporting local grape growers and the local economy."

Don’t believe Decanter? Well how about France’s leading wine magazine La Revue du Vin. It found Yearlstone Vineyard’s Vintage Brut 2006 the 4th best fizz in England “ a beautiful example of sparkling wine & great value for money”

How about France’s leading wine competition for fizzes - Effervescents du Monde - which  awarded Sharpham’s latest sparkler a silver medal just a few weeks ago.

Devon has a swathe of top English fizz makers - Yearlstone, Sharpham, Pebblebed, Kenton and now Eastcott.

English fizz prices are comparable to mid level Champagnes - but there are some special Xmas offers out there...Yearlstone is offering a mixed half case of pink & white fizz for £99..working out at a fabulous £16 per bottle.

It’s a great way to impress friends who may not yet have woken up to the march of English fizzes up the world wine ladder.

Buying a local fizz is a great excuse to visit the vineyards directly and pick up other bargains from wine tours to gift vouchers and wine books.

You can also pick up from great local delis like Bon Gout in Exeter, Darts in Topsham, Flying Pickle in Tiverton and do some more foodie shopping while you’re there.

Devon fizzes make a great talking point for the family & friends round the Xmas table
You’ll be backing the spread of Devon vineyards and cutting back on all the environmental costs of shipping wines thousands of miles by lorry, ship and jet

But most of all it’s just great fun to have such wonderful Devon fizz it would be a shame to drink anything else!

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