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Our flagship English white from what is being touted as the best still wine vintage in recent memory. With aromas of white-fruits, citrus and gooseberry this has the generosity of the popular 2018 but with the added aromatics and freshness of the 2019. A delicious dry white and a testament to the wonderful vintage.
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Situated in the English countryside where the three counties of Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire converge, Three Choirs has become one of England’s most significant producers. As well as being the second largest wine estate in the country with around 100 acres under vine, Three Choirs is also one of the oldest, having pioneered the English wine movement in the 1970s when the industry was still in its infancy. Award-winning winemaker Martin Fowke has closely studied the techniques of New World producers such as those in New Zealand, working in cooler climate areas and has successfully tailored the winemaking processes to the prevailing English climate. The gentle undulating south-facing slopes here lie within a special microclimate, sheltered by the Malverns and the Brecon Beacons. The conditions are ideal for ripening the grapes, which are kept cool and clean by the breezes coming up the valley from the River Severn. A variety of well-suited grape varieties including pinot noir is planted and each year, red, white and rosé styles are produced along with sparkling whites. Martin has recently started projects with boutique wineries around the world to bottle small amounts of their wines as well as brewing speciality beers and producing a range of ciders. He also makes wines for thirty other vineyards in England and Wales at the modern on-site winery. These ongoing enterprises, as well as the visitors’ facilities attracting tourists from around the world to this rural setting, look set to keep Three Choirs firmly at the top of its game.
Thanks to a combination of warmer, drier summers, better understanding of soils and micro-climates, and heavy and intelligent investment in vineyards and wineries, English and Welsh wines are now better than ever.There are now more than 500 vineyards planted totaling over 2,000 hectares, with a 75% increase in the last six years alone. Because of our northerly latitude and maritime island climate, site selection is crucial. Not surprisingly, the majority of vineyards are found in the English southern counties of Sussex, Kent, Gloucester and Hampshire though there are some found as far north as Yorkshire.Styles of wineEnglish and Welsh wine producers as a whole continue to make major improvements to their wines, but it is the producers of premium sparkling wines which have received the most accolades in recent years, blazing a trail for the industry as a whole to be given the serious attention it deserves.Sparkling wine - This is a major growth area for the UK with our climate well-suited to the production of sparkling wine which accounts for 66% of total output. But it is the premium, bottle-fermented wines that have made the rest of the world sit up and take notice. Sussex and the South Downs are perfect for growing the classic mix of Champagne grapes, chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier. The South Downs are actually on the same geological formation (limestone on top of a sandstone belt) that continues down through the east of France to Champagne. However, this type of soil is not everything and many vines for top bubbly made over here are grown on very different, often clay-based soils quite different from the Champagne-like calcareous formation, and our climatic conditions seem to be just as important, if not more so.The best sparkling wines give the Champenois a good run for their money and are better than many Champagnes. We currently buy top-quality premium sparklers from Nyetimber in West Sussex, who with 400 acres are the largest producer of the style in the UK, and Ridgeview in Ditchling Common, Sussex.Dry white - Reflecting changing tastes, wines made here are increasingly made on the drier side, helped along by warmer summers and improved techniques in vineyard and winery. Still dry white wines show a natural acidity and crispness in their youth. They tend to have a certain nettley, hedgerow freshness about them that is peculiarly English and most attractive. Such wines now represent 24% of all English wine production, Still Rosé & red - This is style that is also increasing in popularity and one at which the UK can excel, rosé again shows well in its youth, often with attractive strawberry aromas and just a hint of sweetness to balance out the acidity. Reds are a minority as they tend to sometimes lack the necessary ripeness to allow them to show at their best unless our summer and autumn weather is particularly benign. Advances are being made here too though, as producers experiment with different varieties and vineyard sites to find which ripen best where. Front-runners are dornfelder, rondo and pinot noir but at the moment, none has impressed sufficiently and prices are rather high so we have not yet selected any to offer to members.Wine labelling - English and Welsh wines are produced and labelled under a Quality Wine Scheme which was established in 1992. They are classified in ascending order as table wine, regional wine or quality wine.Grape guideFaced with a blank canvas, what vines should a grower on these islands plant? Many of the varieties planted have German origins, partly because it was originally German-trained winemakers who helped UK growers with advice and expertise. It was also felt that these varieties would have better success in such a northerly latitude and, in the 1970s, when there was a resurgence of wine growing in this country, German wines were in their heyday. It is vital to choose early-ripening varieties with good resistance to fungal disease; many of those that have had success are in fact hybrids, again developed in Germany.Today, there is a patchwork of a multitude of different varieties found in the vineyards of England and Wales. With one or two notable exceptions, these are generally blended together to create wines with a real point of interest and difference from those found elsewhere in Europe. As many of the grapes will be unfamiliar to members and because they rarely appear on their own, so may be difficult to get to know, we provide the principal characteristics below.More recently, and line with the success of sparkling wines on these shores, pinot noir, chardonnay and pinot meunier have been planted extensively and continue to be so.
"This is a gorgeously fresh and vibrant white with fruity notes. I will be back for more."
I would recommend this wine
"Not particularly complex, but delicious nonetheless. Would be a great, very quaffable wine in summer. "
"It reminds me of wine I get in pub, it did grow on me, but I will not order again."
"really pleasantly surprised by this. Elderflower melon gooseberry with a lovely aftertaste of citrus. "
I would recommend this wine
"Delicious, light and refreshing. This will make a great thirst quenching summer wine and great value."
"a bottle of this came in the February selection which otherwise was pretty good and certainly interesting. The Society's English White however, was exceptionally thin in flavour. I read the other reviews and must conclude that some writers were overcome with English patriotism rather than wine objectivity. A real disappointment."
"Really fresh, enjoyable wine"
"A nice wine, moderately dry and fruit undertones, not too acidic. Taste wise, quite decent.
I found however that three glasses left me feeling un well, with blocked sinuses snd a slight headache the following day. Bought six bottles. Tried it twice and the same issue each time. The remaining bottles will be thrown away I’m afraid. Disappointing as they were my first purchase from the society. "
"Crisp, quite light, and very refreshing. I have to admit that this has been a most welcome "let`s try it and see" purchase. The lower than usual alcohol content is also very welcome. English produce as well - what`s not to like? Will certainly reorder."
"This is a gorgeously fresh and vibrant white with fruity notes. I will be back for more."
"Great on the nose, then a bit disappointing on the palate until paired with some garlic prawns, at which point it became quite enjoyable. A bit of an oddity - probably not one I'll repeat though."
"Not particularly complex, but delicious nonetheless. Would be a great, very quaffable wine in summer. "
Liverpool Echo 27th Mar 2021
Maybe you'd like to raise a glass of
English white wine. If so, it would be a pleasure to do so with [this wine].
The wine is made for The Society by renowned English producers Three Choirs
under the watchful eye of award-winning winemaker Martin Fowke. It is a wine
which cries out to be sipped in a springtime garden. It has
pronounced aromas of gooseberry, green apples, zesty lemon and a springtime
hedgerow. Gooseberry and apple are palate partners, together with a vibrant
acidity. I love it. - Jane Clare"
Portsmouth News 27th Mar 2021
The Society’s English White 2020 is
a reminder there is more to English wine than just sparkling wine and this
seems a very apt wine for the start of an English s pring.
Made for The Wine Society by Three Choirs Vineyards, one of the
largest wine estates in the country, the nose is a little reminiscent of a
spring hedgerow, along with some citrus blossom and gooseberries.
The palate is very fresh with more gooseberry fruit and zesty
acidity and a refreshing, just-off-dry finish. This is only 11 per cent
alcohol which makes a nice change and it would work equally well as an
aperitif or with some smoked fish. If you can wait, how about an asparagus
risotto? - Alistair Cooper"
Sussex Express 18th Mar 2021
by the long-established Three Choirs vineyard in Gloucestershire, it is a
deliciously fresh, vibrant and aromatic white, with flavours of grapefruit
and gooseberry. Dry, with a crisp acidity, it is a very drinkable English
white wine, to sip in our gardens soon, we hope, whilst planning a getaway to
the south-west, or another of Britain’s wonderful regions.
Always a problem in a marginal climate, such as England, getting sufficient
ripeness and sugar in the grapes for fermentation, 2020 was one of the best
still wine vintages in recent memory. Great with smoked mackerel paté. - Richard Esling"
Scottish Field 5th Mar 2021
answer to sauvignon blanc - all the acidity you could want to slice through
[Brodie Williams'] garlic and goat's cheese quiche. - Peter Ranscombe"
Press & Journal 20th Mar 2021
been enjoying the early spring sunshine over the last few days, which has led
me to open a rather refreshing white - all the way from Gloucestershire.
[This] is produced by long-established estate Three Choirs Vineyards, while
2020 is considered to be the best vintage for English wine in recent
It's a blend of grapes well-suited to the English climate, but you might
not have heard of some of them before - madeleine angevine, reichenstener,
phoenix, seyval blanc, solaris and siegurebe. It's really pale with floral
scents and notes of grapefruit, peach and lime leaf. Ligjht-bodied, dry,
refreshingly zingy with a citrus and mineral finish, it would make a good
aperitif, or drink alongside a goat's cheese salad. - Carol Brown"
midweekwines.co.uk 4th Mar 2021
Choirs provide The Wine Society’s “house” English wine and the latest (2020)
vintage – that should be available from this week – is an excellent
illustration of how alluring English still wine (as well as its fizz) can
With aromas of roses, 2020 The Society’s English White follows up with
textured red apple, pear and fresh pineapple flavours supported by sharp
grapefruit acidity and hints of allspice and aniseed. - Brian Elliott"
Wine Uncorked 4th Mar 2021
English sparkling wines get all the look in when great value English whites
are just as fab? This freshly bottled example from the Gloucestershire Three
Choirs vineyard is sold under The Wine Society label was blended together
just before Christmas 2020 from six grape varieties you will only have heard
of unless you follow the English wine scene closely but one of them provides
a distinct grapefruit kick. Is it the Madeleine Angevine, Reichensteiner,
Phoenix, Seyval Blanc, Solaris or Siegurebe? Add in the pineapple, melon and
apple fruitiness and the whole mix is a delight. But don't serve it too cold,
even though it is a white wine, as the delicate flavours will disappear. - Paula Goddard"
Manchester Evening News 26th Feb 2021
[A] cracker which should be convincing enough to
persuade anyone to become a member. Opening an English still wine is a
distinctive experience in which expectations are muted given the
unreliability of our weather.
This wine, however, is a stunning example of how to harness a microclimate to
full effect. It's made for The Society by Three Choirs [in Gloucestershire].
Having spent time in this area myself I can testify to the qualitry of the
fruit grown there and the beautifully abundant fertile gardens at people's homes.
This wine shows that to full effect, with a floral nose, gooseberry fruyit
and, of course, crisp acidity.Bag a few of these to keep for the spring
sunshine and a garden meeting after Easter. - Andy Cronshaw"
The Herald 20th Feb 2021
"If you love sancerre but don't like the price then ditch it and buy this
instead. Its floral on the nose with crisp citrus and gooseberry flavours on
the palate. Well done to The Wine Society yet again. - Gerard Richardson"
"Asked for a refund on this one. Not sure why the Society would put their name to it. Thin, acidic and undrinkable. If this had been the first English wine we had tasted it would be the last."
Mr Keith Sanham (14-Jan-2021)
"The wine society gives the wine no presentational assistance. The label is so dated it’s a joke. But the wine for us was a real surprise. Fresh, Perfumed and floral, fruity but dry. We liked it a lot, as it was so easy drinking. But it’s like no white I’ve ever tasted before in 50yrs of wine drinking. Could it be a non wine drinkers wine? But change the label and give it a chance... regional English wine it may be, but perhaps it might be better to baffle us with the specific English wine varietals used in its production?"
Mr James Brown (27-Dec-2020)
"Lovely and zesty with a great scent. We drink it often."
Mr Stanley Adams (03-Aug-2020)
"This was insipid. There are so many lovely Bacchus based wines available that for the Society to pick this as their English offering shows a lack of imagination."
Mr Chris Lloyd (08-Jul-2020)
"I enjoyed this wine. I think the description is accurate, and it was very pleasant and good value."
Mr James Smith (07-Jul-2020)
"Extremely disappointing, the poorest three choirs for many years, they should follow the example of Nyetimber if it is not good enough bin it. The Society should ask themselves why they put their name to this!"
Norman L Webber Esq (25-Jun-2020)
"I am sorry to say I am disappointed with this wine. I'e followed Three Choirs for more than 25 years, and have always been happy with the Society's choice of their blends, including Midsummer Hill/Society English White up to the 2018 vintage - generally a good light dry wine with pleasant fruit or grass flavours. This year's offering has a good nose, but on the palate, though not positively unpleasant, it's insipid, rather flavourless and slightly sour and with little finish. Didn't work as an aperitif or with salmon, which it might have offset. Certainly English wine can go off if you keep it for several months, but this wasn't off and had only been on my racks for two or three weeks. Maybe I had a bad bottle, but I fear not."
Dr Christopher Currie (19-Jun-2020)
The Times (14th Oct 2020)
English summer garden-scented, floral, spritzy 2019 from Three Choirs; it’s the
perfect autumn aperitif. - Jane MacQuitty"
The Times (12th Sep 2020)
"Bring back summer
with this floral, spritzy lower-alcohol white. - Jane MacQuitty"
The Daily Mail (22nd Aug 2020)
"Made by the famous
Three Choirs winery, this is a slimline, herbal, lemon balm-themed wine with a
nostalgic summer blossom nose and a sharp, cleansing finish. It's
fabulous with [Dean Edwards'] pesto-baked salmon fillets. - Matthew Jukes"
matthewjukes.com (22nd Aug 2020)
"This pretty, innocent
white wine is made by the famous Three Choirs winery and it is a slimline,
herbal, lemon balm-themed wine with a nostalgic summer blossom nose and a
pointy, cleansing finish. Delicious with [Dean Edwards'] pesto-baked
salmon fillets, this is a budget English cracker. - Matthew Jukes"
JancisRobinson.com (12th Aug 2020)
"The aroma is crisp
and grassy, grapefruit-like, but also has a hint of white mushrooms, which I
often find on Alsace pinot blanc. On the palate, zesty, fresh and surprisingly
full in the mouth even with the crisp finish. It's not expensive but it
wouldn't convert me to English wine. The protective SO2 made me sneeze at this
early stage in the wine's life but perhaps it will become less intrusive. 15/20 Julia Harding MW"
Yorkshire Post (18th Jul 2020)
"the flowers on the
label indicate the English garden aromas, followed by zingy freshness with
citrus and a touch of apricot fruit. - Christine Austin"
decanter.com (8th Jul 2020)
"The label is pretty
kitsch, but appropriate here – one sip conjures up thoughts of English
hedgerows and wildflowers. It's made by Gloucestershire winery Three Choirs,
who planted their first vines in the early 1970s, and there's no bacchus in
sight. This is a blend of traditional grape varieties madeleine angevine,
reichensteiner and seyval blanc, among others. There's a little gooseberry and
citrus fruit but it's mainly floral in character, fresh and aromatic. Includes
a little reserve wine from the warmer 2018 vintage, to add roundness. Would be
lovely with goat's cheese. 89/100 Amy Wislocki"
Mr Stephen Owens (06-May-2020)
"Miserable - worse than uninteresting. A real disappointment and a waste of money."
Mr James Buckley (05-May-2020)
"Very thin and quite sharp - certainly not to compare with the Jubilee 2018 which seems now to have been delisted or sold out"
Mr Richard De-Peyer (13-Jan-2020)
"Bought as alternative to Three Choirs' excellent Payford Bridge. Regrettably a poor substitute - thin, lacking in flavour. Unappealing "
Mr Julian Clark (09-Jan-2020)
"As a narrow minded Scot it was with great reluctance I purchased a few bottles of this - it was really to give to two English friends. So on arriving at their house they were delighted and opened one straight away and poured. I am now an English wine convert. Crisp and light and great with food, cheese or on its own either indoors or out. I've just ordered more for myself."
Mr Laurie Stewart (16-Dec-2019)
"This is refreshing contrast to many English white wines in that it is truly dry.
Some grapefruit and grassy character add to its steely nature and for those who enjoy French Sauvignon, this is worth sampling."
Mrs Elisabeth Pearce (02-Nov-2019)
We like Three Choirs wine and were not disappointed
The relatively low alcohol was a bonus also"
Mr Steven Foster (10-Aug-2019)
"Delightful summer wine and the answer to those who think English white wine isn't up to scratch. Good value. Excellent with a prawn salad. "
Prof Michael Simmons (05-Aug-2019)
"This is a delicious, crisp, gooseberry-flavoured wine, which is very pale in colour and relatively low in alcohol. This summer, it's been my house white. I generally serve it before the food as an aperitif, to the universal acclaim of guests, who usually massively over-estimate its cost. It's great value for money, tasty, and very, very drinkable. Highly recommended. I also like the idea that I'm buying something made only c.50 miles away (even if it has probably has done more miles that that getting across to Stevenage and then back to me via the redoubtable Les on the Reading Wine Society van route...)."
Dr Elizabeth E Leach (01-Aug-2019)
"When I poured a glass of this for a Kiwi friend in seeing the colour they exclaimed that I appeared to have filled the bottle with water! It is very pale, true, but also very flavoursome and with a relatively low alcohol content it is ideal for offering at lunchtime in summer. The acidity stands up well to strong flavours such as those in a warm salad of lardons, salade Niçoise, or a homemade chicken liver pate.
The 2018 seems more intense than previous years presumably due to the hot summer but it’s a reliable wine and well priced. "
Dr James H M Palmer (30-Jul-2019)
"I ordered this for a Eurovision Song contest party with wines from the countries taking part. Not only did the UK's song come bottom of the results that night for their song, but no one thanked me for buying this particular English wine. "
Ms Sarah Taylor (29-May-2019)
"This wine is a joy and incredible value for money! I have no hesitation in recommending it - if you like the Three Choirs Jubilee you will like this. GHJ"
Mr George H Jackson (22-May-2019)
The Times (20th Jul 2019)
white from Three Choirs and a medley of grapes. - Jane MacQuitty"
matchingfoodandwine.com (16th May 2019)
"... an attractive and
reasonably priced own label English white … Fiona Beckett"
"I have for some time been a big fan of English wine, especially the sparkling,and apart from the Society's own Champagne I tend to turn to them when we want to have some fizz. In fact I would personally like to Society to carry more than the 3 currently on its Lists. My wife is a 'white only' drinker and for some little time I have bought this wine for her as her daily glass which she enjoys. Occasionally I've also had a glass and find it to be fresh and clean on the palate. Not only an agreeable aperitif I find it goes rather well with that other English speciality fish & Chips. Looking forward to the 2018 vintage coming on board."
Mr William Burnett (14-Mar-2019)
"I have been buying Three Choirs wine from the vineyard for decades. They never disappoint and nor does this one, highly recommended with spiced, fish or chicken dishes
Mr James Street (13-Mar-2019)
"I attended a tasting of English still wines at Hambledon vineyard and took a bottle of the Society’s wine wth me. At the vote at the end of the evening, most people voted for the Society’s wine! (And it was about £4 cheaper than the other wines). I wouldn’t buy this in preference to the many other “classic grape” varieties, but it was perfectly drinkable."
Mr A MacKenzie (24-Feb-2019)
"i have enjoyed wines from Three Choirs for some years now but, uncharacteristically, this was was a disappointment"
Simon Wood Esq (24-Nov-2018)
"Pale straw colour. Nettle and lemon zest on nose. Grapefruit and gooseberry in flavour. Enjoyable and a nice match to fish."
Mr James Small (30-Aug-2018)
"Bought two bottles for a special friends birthday, he loved this wine so much!! I’m now going to order two more bottles and am very excited in drinking one of them. "
Ms Sandra Evans (01-Aug-2018)
"We really enjoyed this, both on its own and alongside a yellow Thai curry. I fully agree with the press reviews and would definitely buy again. Excellent value. I was lucky enough to visit Three Choirs a few years ago when their sparkling wine stood out but this makes me think that their whites may now be catching up. A really pleasant surprise. "
Mr Bob White (04-Jul-2018)
"Disappointing. Fragrant nose of citrus but rather too medicinal. Effervescent on the palette but taste too tart,lacking complexity with little finish. "
Mr Tom Rodger (29-Jun-2018)
The Times (28th Jul 2018)
white is this floral, lemon-sherbet dab 2017. - Jane MacQuitty"
The Times (26th May 2018)
bosky, floral, spritzy lemon sherbet dab of a sip from Three Choirs Vineyards
in Gloucestershire. - Jane MacQuitty"
independent.co.uk (11th May 2018)
"Good English wine can
be pricey, but this is great value. From Three Choirs, one of England’s oldest
vineyards based in the heart of the Cotswolds (where you can also stay in their
lovely rooms and lodges), this easy-drinking wine is refreshing and works well
on its own or with fish and seafood dishes. It’s slightly aromatic – citrusy,
floral and with a hint of tropical – while taste-wise, you get green fruit and
a creamy texture, with a long mineral finish. - Kate Hilpern"
"Lovely smell and taste! I enjoy this white English wine immensely. Lovely refreshing treat! I always buy it when ordering."
Mr Kamel Toumi (31-Jan-2018)
"My other half doesn't drink alcohol, but was intrigued enough when I said that I didn't like a Wine Society own-label wine. Without even trying it, his exact words were “it smells different from all the wines you drink. It smells cheap. It smells like Zoflora disinfectant”. I can't really disagree. English wine has some way to go yet."
Mr Patrick Mason (24-Nov-2017)
"Would love to endorse the other reviews but the overwhelming family response to this wine was that it was quite unpleasantly sulpherous and tart."
Mr Guy Gumbrell (12-Nov-2017)
"The best part of the experience is the nose. It’s absolutely gorgeous. White flowers and some tropical fruit. The palate is fine but it doesn’t live up to the exquisite aromas. Worth trying and having in the cellar for drinking now."
Mr Rafael Goncalves (10-Nov-2017)
"Typically grassy and floral nose, clean with marked acidity but with good depth of green fruit and smooth finish. Some English wines can be thin, this is definitely well rounded and for the money is excellent value. Will be buying regularly."
Dr Andrew Rawnsley (21-Oct-2017)
"Very refreshing, fresh lemon and lime with tropical fruits on the nose - worth a try especially at only 11%!"
Mr David Mitchell (24-Aug-2017)
"Yes, not a good food accompaniment. Did not complement a lemon chicken roast. Hint of Sauvignon on the nose but the finish is very fruity. Best as an aperitif."
Mr Bernard J Barton (05-Nov-2017)
"Surprising depth of zingy flavours to this wine, not quite as bone-dry as one often expects of English wine. More complex flavours than I imagined would be offered, a delightful white."
Mr Terry Deamer (26-Oct-2016)
"Lovely juicy light white, tangy lime and elderflower and a gentle lip smacking ever so slight sweet note on the finish. Perfect sunny day ice cold white, only 11... and it's English of course!"
Mr Alan Guy (06-Jun-2016)
"Really lovely. Light and dry, with a perfect balance of floral notes, fruit, and acidity. Great as an aperitif, but it also went very well with a prawn salad. Quite a bargain!"
Mr John Purse (03-Feb-2016)
"Delicious aperitif drink drunk well chilled on a summers evening. Plenty of flavour, but does not have the body to stand up to food.
Mr David Chippendale (12-Jun-2015)
JancisRobinson.com (21st Aug 2015)
Distinctive petrol and elderflower note with loads of lime fruit too. Very much in a Riesling mode, but with more body and viscosity. Impressive range of flavour. - Richard Hemming "
Belfast Newsletter (30th May 2015)
gently perfumed and deliciously dry. Full of bite and zip, this elegant and
zesty English wine has a bright, citrussy palate with hints of nettle and
sorrel before a gloriously refreshing discreetly acidic finish. - Raymond Gleugh "
York Press (23rd May 2015)
Gloucestershire for an appealing and affordable English wine. It is a blend of
grapes that thrive in this country; some of which have very long names and
others which would score heavily in a game of Scrabble. The perfect wine for an
English summer evening, it suggests citrus fruit, elderflower and mineral with
a hint of perfume. - Mike Tipping"
"Sadly not great. Such good reviews convinced me to try, especially on hearing that they are now based down South also. The wine lacks the crisp taste that I was hoping for. Not a clean finish, over ripe fruit. Hoping for better in the future.…"
Mr David Vasey (04-May-2015)
"What a gorgeous wine! I've not (knowingly) had an English wine before and I was more than presently surprised! Fresh, fruity, moreish and only £7.50!"
Mrs Emily Wolstenholme (13-Mar-2015)
"My first taste of English wine and was mightily impressed, not least at the price. While a crisp dry white, not sharp or sour on the taste buds. Infact good white wine fruit, mellow body and satisfying aftertaste. Nicely surprised - you can't lose at this price, give it a go!"
Mr Terence Eastham (20-Nov-2014)
"It surprised us in a favourable way – we thought it was excellent."
Helen Glenny (12-Aug-2014)
"This wine has a lovely bouquet and a fresh, fruity flavour with it. It is lovely – really lovely."
Philip Barrington (12-Aug-2014)
"Lots and lots of flavour and it stood its ground against the French wines here this evening."
Theresa Glenister (12-Aug-2014)
"Congratulations on the Three Choirs Midsummer White, a complex blend with a fine, appley finish and all for £7.50. It is a perfect summer aperitif and superb (this evening, al fresco) with roast chicken. The Three Choirs rose is pretty good as well.
Mr Alan Chacon (23-Jul-2014)
Western Mail (17th Oct 2015)
"A bright and breezy
bouquet with touches of delicate green fruits and floral tones acrossed the
palate with a smidge of balanced acidity running through it. - Neil Camiies"
"One of the best value-for-money English white wines anywhere - cheaper than buying similar wine at the vineyard. Good for everyday drinking."
Mr Victor Keegan (18-Sep-2013)
The Guardian (24th May 2014)
elderflower-scented. - Fiona Beckett "
The Daily Telegraph (24th May 2014)
"This gently perfumed
bottle from the consistently good Three Choirs has all the bite and zip you
could want from a warm-weather aperitif.- Hamish Anderson "
Sunday Express (19th May 2013)
"Made from madeleine angevine, reichensteiner, müller thurgau and phoenix - lesser-known grape varieties that ripen well in the English climate - this is a deliciously fresh still white table wine with crisp pear and citrus fruit. - Jamie Goode"
"After an extensive tasting effort (supported brilliantly by The Wine Society) we have chosen this as one of the wines for our upcoming wedding.
This is a perfect wine for a summers day, fresh, crisp and ideal for a party. As others have said this is not a complex wine but is full of flavour. The first few sips from a bottle do have a slightly strange (difficult to describe) taste but this goes away once the bottle has been open for a while and you have consumed a few more sips. I thought I was imagining this but others have had the same reaction."
Mr Simon Dearsly (16-Mar-2013)
"Quite surprised by this wine - full of flavour and surprisingly bags of taste even with the lack of alcohol. Worth going for - got this as part of the Members 15 but may well take as a case. Nice."
Mr David Paterson (20-Dec-2012)
"As soon as you open the bottle, this wine almost unleashes upon you a wonderful intoxicating fresh fragrance of tropical, honey notes, almost begging you to drink it. I wouldn't say it holds a mysterious complexity and it's all the better for it. Simplicity is key for this blend. The tasting is almost a reward for taking the time to linger upon the nose, a very enjoyable and easy drinking wine that I would highly recommend for a cool aperitif. I would happily buy this again and support an English Vineyard!"
Mr Allan Henderson (29-Jul-2012)
"Refreshing, with plenty of flavour - excellent as a winter apero"
Mr Barry A Robinson (21-Nov-2009)
"This has been my ' house white ' for some time.It is delicious, light and refreshing."
Miss Jennifer Brown (13-Nov-2009)
"My wife and I think that this is an excellent wine and a terrific example of all that is good about English winemaking. I always make sure that I serve it to Australian guests."
G F Hudson Esq (11-Nov-2009)
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4.4.1. What are 'Cookies'?
4.4.2. How do Cookies help The Wine Society?
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The Wine Society does not accept advertising from third parties and therefore, as a rule, does not serve third-party cookies. Exceptions to this include performance/analytical cookies (see below), used anonymously to improve the way our website works, the provision of personalised recommendations, and occasions when we may team up with suppliers to offer special discounts on goods or services.
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4.4.4. What type of cookies does The Wine Society use?
We use the following three types of cookies:
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4.4.5. How do you turn cookies off?
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