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P&O Cruises celebrates English Wine Week with home grown vintages

P&O Cruises is celebrating all things British for English Wine Week (until 5 June) by introducing two English wines from Chapel Down, Kent, and showcasing its selection of award-winning British still and sparkling wines throughout the week on board its ships.

Britain’s white and sparkling wines are increasingly in demand. The cool climate allows grapes to develop complexity and elegance as they ripen slowly and the results can be nothing short of spectacular.

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Two wines from Chapel Down (above) are being featured by P&O Cruises

Says P&O Cruises senior vice president Paul Ludlow: “What better way to celebrate our Britishness than by offering a selection of English wines. Specially chosen by our experts we’re sure passengers will love them.”

The two new additions to P&O Cruises wine menu include the Flint Dry and Bacchus from Chapel Down in Tenterden, Kent. Chapel Down produces a range of award-winning still wines from fruit sourced from its own and partner vineyards across the South-east of England.

Flint Dry, Chapel Down, is a great introduction to quality English wine. The fruit-driven white wine is an ideal alternative to aromatic white wines such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio and is characterised by crisp aromas of ripe apple, grass and citrus zest.

Bacchus, Chapel Down, is England’s answer to Sauvignon Blanc. The single varietal wine is packed full of green fruit aromas together with crisp acidity and a hatful of awards! In this wine there are intense aromas of tropical fruit; pineapple, lime and hints of green pepper.

Other wines being promoted on board include a range of English sparkling wines from Wiston Estate Winery in South Downs, West Sussex, a Special Release Fume from Wickham Vineyard in Hampshire and a Pandora Medium Dry from Shawsgate Vineyard in Suffolk.

Posted on 31st May 2016 at 09:14 am in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | P&O Cruises |

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