We are delighted to welcome Knightor Winery to the show as our official drinks partner in the VIP Lounge sponsored by Miele.
At Knightor we make premium quality, limited production wines from grapes grown in English vineyards and our own vines at Portscatho and Seaton on the south cornish coast. A relatively hands-off approach to winemaking is taken. Although inspiration is taken from both old and new world, there is no desire to mimic. With English wine the difference is generally the lightness and elegance of style – this is its hallmark and what it can do really well.
Our marginal climate gives low grape yields that maximize taste but increase cost so we only make still and sparkling rose and white wines that are true to the fruit and retain an elegance that is part of the inherent character of English wine.
We do not try to ape or copy styles, particularly from warmer climes and think Will Lyons in the Wall Street Journal expresses the English style really well: "But I don’t like the comparison with Champagne anyway. English sparkling wine has its own character. It’s much more fruit-driven and has a zippy, racing acidity. The best examples are dry and delicate but, once in the mouth, electrify with their bright crispness. Their quality is such that they don’t need to be likened to their counterparts in France. When it comes to sparkling wine, England can stand on its own two feet."
As well as providing their delicious wine, they will also be doing wine tasting sessions throughout the show in the VIP lounge so book your VIP ticket today
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