Sugrue Pierre ‘The Trouble With Dreams’ 2013

Long the young pretender, English Sparkling Wine has battled through the turbulent years of adolescence and is now beginning its journey into adulthood, now slowly garnering some tentative respect amongst the establishment of Champagne. For Dermot Sugrue, a key protagonist in this movement, childhood dreams have been realised, now the winemaker at Wiston Estate, his wines are critically acclaimed, including his own project ‘The Trouble With Dreams’.

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Thousand Candles 2012

Named after the musings of a nineteenth century European settler on observing an aboriginal ceremony, made by a renowned Aussie winemaker who has been inspired by Pinot Noir’s Burgundian heartland from an idiosyncratic blend of grapes, and grown on vineyards owned by a nameless mega wealthy Singaporean businessman who’s never visited, Thousand Candles has an intriguing backstory.

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