Paint the Town English Sparkling


Now you have a new way to show your love of British bubbles. ‘English Sparkling’ was officially announced as a new color by the influential Pantone Color Institute, which standardizes color reproduction for paper, fabric and digital creations.  

The creamy, white-gold hue developed by Pantone was inspired by Laithwaite’s Wine in the U.K. and joins Burgundy, Merlot, Zinfandel and others in the palette. Now you can have your paint and drink it too! 

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Why You Should Give English Sparkling a Try - Wine Enthusiast

In its December issue, Wine Enthusiast tasted over 30 wines from 12 different producers in England. We're pleased to see the high ratings for both Exton Park and Hoffmann & Rathbone. 

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English sparkling wine has defied doubt and developed into a crisp, expressive option that eloquently represents the unique wine region it is from.
— Wine Enthusiast

Glass of British Fizz?

Photo: Graham Franks/ALAMY/The Telegraph

Photo: Graham Franks/ALAMY/The Telegraph

British winemakers have struggled for half a century to find an iconic name for their wines. Now there's a new term that's been floated around for the elusive bubbly, 'British Fizz', and the UK Vineyard Association (UKVA) has applied to protect it so that only grapes grown in England, Wales, or Scotland will be able to use it.   

Bob Lindo, author of the protected geographical indication (PGI) application, says the name isn't intended to replace English sparkling wine, as it is currently known: "This is a way for us to reclaim the 'British' category for people producing wines with English grown grapes. It isn't meant to be a catch-all name.

"It's for people, like those living in the States, who maybe aren't aware of the differences between British wine and English sparkling wine, who just call everything 'British', and will find this category useful."

Will it catch on or confuse people? Only time will tell, but 'English Sparkling Wine' still conveys an elegance that represents the product quite well. 

Read more in The Telegraph