English sparkling wines

English wines as a whole have come a long way in the last few decades but the sparkling ones in particular are now showing serious quality and character. With the success of some of the bigger brands it's easy to forget that the best wines are still being made by the often considerably smaller estates, independently owned and run. Kent and Sussex are blessed with more than their fair share of award-winning producers, while heading along the south coast Furleigh are making wonderful wines on the Kimmeridgian soils of Dorset.