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The 10 best English wines


1. Denbies Chalk Ridge Rosé

£11.99, denbies.co.uk

Rosé is usually created out of Mediterranean vineyards but this one from Surrey won gold medal in the International Wine Challenge.

2. Balfour Brut Rosé

£36.80, sparklingenglishwine.com

A stunning example of a sparkling English Rosé, with fine bubbles and a sumptuous flavour.

3. Bolney Wine Estate Dark Harvest

£8.99, waitrose.com

A medium-bodied red wine with a smoky finish, this works well with charcuterie or cold buffet food.

4. M&S Chapel Down English Bacchus

£11.99, marksandspencer.com

This white wine offers the zestiness so typical of English wine, with a soft richness and apple flavours.

5. Furleigh Estate Sea Pink Rosé

£9.50, furleighestate.co.uk

A rosé from the Jurassic coast, it boasts cream and strawberry aromas and a smooth, silky taste.

6. Leventhorpe Sparkling Wine

£24.50, weetons.com

Forget champagne, try a delicate sparkler made in Yorkshire. It has an appley flavour and biscuit nose.

7. Fortnum's English Sparkling Wine

£23.50, fortnumandmason.com

This Cornish fizz has a nutty toastiness to rival any champagne and is remarkably good value.

8. Chapel Down Pinot Noir Chardonnay White Sparkling

£24.99, chapeldownwines.co.uk

If you want a classic aperitif to carry throughout the meal, this elegant multi-award winner is it.

9. Three Choirs Winchcombe Downs White

£9.45, jascots.co.uk

A soft aroma of elderflower and nettle with a hint of peach results in this lively, crisp dry white wine.

10. Ridgeview Knightsbridge

£26.80, sparklingenglishwine.com

Made from only red grapes, this has a distinctive taste balanced by a mouth-watering freshness.