September 1, 2020|In News, Wondermakers, Staff Focus

Live Seminar Summary: Digby Fine English

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Keeping it fresh, keeping it real, and we keep on learning more about our prestigious producers.

Building a bridge by education and experience is an essential part of our core values here at Dhall & Nash Fine Wines. So when another lock-down threw us a Covid curve-ball then the D&N team went back to “school” eager to learn more about one of our wondermakers – Digby Fine English.


Did you know that… England has 658 vineyards and 164 wineries?


To host a D&N Live Seminar, we hit up Trevor Clough who is owner and Head Blender of Digby Fine English, a charming trailblazer and scintillating raconteur. He took us on one helluva fizzy ride recounting the history of English viticulture, the terroir, and their ethos through to his and his partner’s vision to create a luxury lifestyle brand to rival French Champagne! Crazy you might say… but no! The proof is in the pudding (English pudd in this case) as the accolades and awards continue to come tumbling in for Digby since their very first vintage release in 2013.


Did you know that… in a blind tasting held by legendary wine critic Stephen Spurrier, Digby’s 2010 Vintage Reserve Brut OUTSCORED both Dom Perignon 2009 and Krug?!


Please, all the negative nellies and skeptics out there in wine-land, or even just diehard champagne addicts, let it be known that the soils of the Southern Downs area that spans English wine country has the same unique chalky limestone seams as Champagne. And, thanks to a touch of climate change, the English weather is now suitable to grow Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier to ideal ripeness for most vintages. Ye Olde England is now the hip cool new wine region producing serious quality sparkling wine.


So, what are you waiting for? Test your taste buds and salivate your way to sampling Digby Fine English wine. Raise your glasses to toast:


“… to past and present, to modesty and refinement, to foibles and follies, to courage and curiosity, to adventure and abandon, to science and satire, to bishops and brigands, to green and pleasant. To England!”