Our last evening in London my husband and I decided to have dinner at Jamie Oliver’s Union Jacks Restaurant in St. Giles. Sure there was the obvious celebrity chef lure, but we were really drawn in by the fact that not only are the ingredients all locally sourced, everything served is British grown and produced, from the spicy coriander in the beans on toast to the nightcap brandies, it is all proudly British sourced. I selected Chapel down Winery Pinot Noir to accompany my rich, spicy beans on toast and chips, and their Union Red 2010 to enjoy with my woodman pizza delightfully loaded with Westcombe cheddar, wild mushrooms, tarragon and chervil.
Chapel Down Winery has the honour of being the first English producer to ever win a gold medal for sparkling wine at the International Wine Challenge. With a goal of producing the best wines in the UK, the winery is quickly establishing itself as an international brand. Their modern winery focuses on producing varietal-driven, fresh wines that highlight their unique English terroir.