Rebecca Hansford, of vineyard and winery Furleigh Estate in Dorset, will be championing English sparkling wine with a ‘Fizz from Dorset’ tasting on Wednesday February 11 at ‘Le Pont de La Tour’; a French restaurant, bar and wine merchant near London Bridge.
Owner of the multi-award-winning Estate, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, Rebecca will introduce guests to her new releases, which will be paired with canapés created by the restaurant and bar’s head chef, Tom Cook.
Situated in Salway Ash, the Estate has won many accolades for its still and sparkling wine in a variety of competitions, including the International Wine Challenge, the International Wine & Spirits Competition and the inaugural Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships, in which it was awarded gold and silver medals.
Rebecca Hansford, said: “That Le Pont de La Tour, one of London’s leading French restaurants is advocating drinking English wine is a real complement. It just goes to show how well-respected English sparkling wine has become.
She added: “Our vineyard and winery is situated in a truly beautiful, rural corner of west Dorset and we always enjoy bringing a flavour of that to London.”
Furleigh Estate already has a strong presence in the city and its wine is stocked by Selfridges, The Wine Pantry in Borough Market and the World Duty Free shops at Gatwick, Heathrow and the Eurotunnel. The wine is also available at a number of top London restaurants, including La Trompette in Chiswick, Mark Hix’s six London restaurants, The Savoy Hotel and Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen.
For more information about Furleigh Estate visit www.furleighestate.co.uk or call 01308 488991.