White's Wine - Stanlake Park Wine EstateBy Stuart White
April 09, 2009
Stanlake Park Wine Estate is putting its sparklers to the ultimate test this Easter – and you are invited to judge.
Berkshire’s largest vineyard, established for 30 years, is willing to bet their sparkling wine will stand up against the acclaimed French fizz in a straight Champagne versus Stanlake Park blind tasting duel.
Annette Dart from the estate, near Twyford, Hurst and Ruscombe, is “confident that many people will not be able to tell the difference”.
The bottles in question are the Stanlake Park Brut Superior and Heritage Brut, and the challenge is free of charge.
Just turn up at the vineyard on Friday (noon to 5pm), Saturday (10am to 5pm), Sunday (noon to 5pm) or Monday (10am to 5pm) to test the best of British, and please email me at email@example.com with the results.
There will also be a wide range of other wines from the Stanlake Estate to buy in the newly opened cellar shop, 10 per cent off the sparklers, while the walled garden and wine garden will be open to the public.
If that’s not enough, there will be hourly vineyard tours, a cheese tasting session and a new range of pickles, chutneys and jams made by Susie’s Preserves from Hermitage in Berkshire which are going on sale for the very first time.
And children will have the opportunity to take part in an Easter egg hunt.
Call the vineyard on (0118) 934 0176 or visit www.stanlakepark.com for more information about the events.