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English Sparkling White 2012, produced by Poulton Hill Estate Limited, based in Poulton, Cirencester has been awarded a Q in the Quality Drink Awards, held at London’s Grosvenor Square Hotel on 10th November.

We are a small, family run vineyard in the heart of the Cotswolds.  At the Poulton Hill Estate, Cirencester, we carefully hand harvested our first vintage in October 2012. Using the traditional method, we produced this highly exclusive, multi award winning Cotswold sparkling wine.

The Poulton Hill Estate sparkling wine has a rich lemon yellow colour appearance with a slight touch of pink. The nose has a lovely blend of English summer fruits, with green apple, elderflower, hints of gooseberry and grapefruit. The palate is equally reminiscent of an English summer, with notes of crisp green apple, elderflower, a touch of lime and hints of redcurrant and strawberry.

Our Poulton Hill Estate sparkling white 2012 retails at £24.99 and can be found in Gloucester Services North and South, Allington Farm Shop, Vin Est, Lower Clopton Farm Shop, Poulton Village Shop, Down Ampney Village Shop, Burford Garden Centre and Tom I’Anson Wines among other outlets around the Cotswolds.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have won in the Quality Drink Awards – it’s a huge achievement for us as we were up against international wines of tremendous quality.” said Max Thomas, Managing Director, “We all work hard and take great pride to ensure that everything from maintaining the vineyard to labeling the wine by hand is done to the highest possible standard. We have had excellent feedback from clients and we are very pleased that the judges were impressed with our hard work too!”

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Helen Lyons from Metropolis with Natalie Murphy & Tiléri Charles-Jones from Poulton Hill Estate


The awards also have a new chair of judges, the respected drinks journalist and commentator Richard Siddle, who was part of the team who first set up the Quality Drink Awards in the 2000s.

He said: “We have had the chance to reward not only excellence in the quality of drinks being made across all categories, but also to recognise the importance that design and packaging have in their overall appeal to consumers. The Quality Drink Awards take in to consideration how the product has been made, how it tastes, what it looks like and what consumer appeal it has had. That is what makes it so different.”

The Quality Drink Awards have 17 categories ranging from ales and beers to spirits, wines and champagne.

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