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Hambledon Classic Cuvée receives recognition overseas…

Hambledon Classic Cuvée receives recognition overseas…

With rise of English Sparkling Wine being a popular talking point amongst those in the know, 2015 is set to be a great year for us at Hambledon and it could not have got off to a better start than receiving an international award.

The Hambledon Classic Cuvée has been named Best Sparkling Wine in the UK by the ’Bollicine del Mondo’ international sparkling wine competition organised by Italian wine magazine, Euposia. The competition is currently in its 7th year and the awards are only open to traditional method, traditional varietal sparkling wines from around the world.

The latest competition saw over 300 entries from around the world, all of which underwent a vigorous judging process. All 300 wines went through an initial pre-selection stage from which 200 wines were chosen to present to a panel of renowned International and Italian judges in a blind tasting. The expert panel then selected an overall winner and winners for each category.

The winners will receive their prizes in awards ceremony taking place during Prowein 2015 in Düsseldorf held exclusively for international press and buyers.