I really want to start celebrating local and smaller companies on this blog. I seem to only advertise and share my love for the well-loved and known brands, as so many other bloggers do. So over the next few weeks you can expect to see some smaller, local but incredible brands popping up on here- Know a brand that I would love? Drop me a comment below or tweet me @amandabootes.
As if I needed another reason, to desperately need and lust after a holiday (or to finally tick flying First Class off my bucket list) my favourite sparkling wine, Bolney Wine Estate’s Blanc de Blancs has become British Airways Guest Sparkling wine for Six Months following their success in 2015 when their Pinot Gris was showcased- which means that you can now get your sparkling fix even when flying. The wine version of the mile high club, just with added bubbles and a touch more sophistication.
I have always loved Bolney Wine’s due to their local location. Their vineyard is based in West Sussex where they have been creating wines for over 35 years and they have won both international and national awards based on their quality, taste and flavour and rightly so. They pride themselves on creating quality Red, Whites and Sparkling Wines and I have worked my way through a few bottles in the name of scientific research to say- they 100% deserve all the recognition they get.
I’m normally a Rosé kinda girl- but there is just something so moreish and refreshing about this smooth and full-bodied chardonnay that just hits the back of the tongue with citrusy bursts and works in perfect harmony with fresh, seasonal salads- so 100% perfect for this time of year. The wine itself will be served along side Loch Fyne Kinglas smoked salmon with tartar sauce, watercress panna cotta and Oscietra caviar onboard the aircraft this month and will join Laurent Perrier Grande Siecle and Jacquart Mosaique Rose NV on the Champagne and Sparkling Wine menu.
The Managing Director and Lead Master Wine Maker at Bolney Wine Estate; Sam Linter had this to say: “We are absolutely delighted that British Airways considers our Blanc de Blancs one of the finest wines available. It is such a privilege that it will be sampled by British as well as international flyers. We feel that this partnership shows the strength of the English wine industry and we are very much looking forward to continuing our relationship with British Airways”
So I don’t know about you, but I’m spending my next few hours researching holidays with BA and desperately crying into my bank account about how much I can’t afford one. Maybe I will just have to pour a glass of Bolney Wine, close my eyes and pretend.
*This post is not sponsored, I just love wine- and need a holiday. A girl can dream right? All Photos are credited to Bolney Wine Estate.