Chapel Down is one of the UK’s largest wineries, and winemaker Josh Donaghay-Spire produces a world-class range of sparkling and still wines. The sparkling wines are created using the Traditional Method, the same as Champagne, from fruit sourced from the South-East of England. They are the official supplier to No 10 Downing Street, the official sparkling wine of the Oxford & Cambridge Boat Races, the first English wine to be served at Ascot racecourse and the first English wine producer to feature in the London Stock Exchange's '1000 Companies to Inspire Britain' and the directory of 'Cool Brands™ 2016/17'. All rather impressive, and well deserved.
What to drink with... Caesar salad.
Whole Cos lettuce leaves, crispy croûtons, with a creamy dressing of egg yolk, Parmesan and anchovies. Quite a handful for a glass of wine but a true taste of summer.
We recommend one of our blended whites: the Sicilian Tannu Bianco, Château Unang Blanc from the Rhône, Lavradores de Feitoria Douro Branco from Portugal, or our Castello della Rosa Bianco from Trentino in Northern Italy. If you’re adding a salmon fillet or chicken breast, then pick a Chardonnay or a rosé, e.g. Château Maucoil Côtes du Rhône Villages Rosé or even a Beaujolais.