Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Last night wine: 2016.

Goodbye Blighty, 2016.
Sigh, my English holiday is almost over.  For a last night tipple I decided to indulge in an English bubbly.  The Hambledon Vineyard NV Classic Cuvée, (an English Quality Sparkling Wine), was a delightful choice for toasting the conclusion of a wonderful trip.
The back label says, "Established in 1952, Hambledon Vineyard is England's oldest commercial vineyard.  Hambledon is also the cradle of cricket."  I did not know either of those little factoids.  I do now.
A blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier this was a very nice sparkling wine which paired quite well with my salmon dinner.  Later, England!
California here I come.


Thud said...

Good trip, see you soon!

Vinogirl said...

Thud: Great trip, see you Stateside soon.

About Last Weekend said...

Cradle of cricket, love that! only a British wine would be described so acutely..Hope you're well!

Vinogirl said...

ALW: There is a cricket club up valley, in Calistoga. I should go and watch a match from time to time to top up my Englishness.
Hope you are well too.