You need to try these English and Welsh wines

The Uncommon Eleanor Bubbly Rosé Wine, England 11.5%An easy-to-carry and recycle can of dry pink spritzy wine made from English pinot noir. With delicate strawberry and red cherry, it’s perfect for a picnic. Available from Ocado (£4.99 for 250ml)

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Velfrey Vineyard Naturiol 2021, Pembrokeshire, Wales 7%A naturally lower alcohol, still white wine made from the bacchus grape, with green pears and apple peel notes. It has quite a full finish, so bring it out for a cheeseboard or pork rillettes. Available from Velfrey (£20).


Chapel Down Flint Dry 2021, Kent, England 11%
Made from a blend of four grapes delivering crunchy apple, juicy lemons and kiwi fruit, this is well balanced, not sour, and one of the best English whites at the price. £16.99 or £14.99 as part of a mixed six. Available at Waitrose from 7 Jun to 4 Jul, (£15.99, down to £12.49).


Ashling Park Estate Blanc de Blancs 2014, South Downs, Sussex, England 12%
Blanc de blancs made from 100% chardonnay, like this,are arguably the best English sparklers. It’s exquisite with ripe lemon and orange, alongside toasty brioche notes from long bottle ageing. Available from Wood Winters (£36).


Eight Acres Sparkling Rosé NV, England 11.5%
Made for the Coop by the Hush Heath winery, a pale salmon-pink sparkler with crisp bubbles and a kiss of red berries. Crisp but softened by slight creaminess – and good value. Available from The Co-op (£18).

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Ridgeview Bloomsbury NV, Sussex, England 12%
Consistently impressive English fizz made from the three champagne grapes and in the long-aged champagne method. Expect a citrus-led, dry and elegant sparkler with some richness. Best match: seafood. Waitrose Best match: seafood. Available from Waitrose (£34.99).


Knightor Rosso Vermouth
Made in south Cornwall from an English wine base, Knightor Rosso Vermouth is a herbal scented, copper-ruby vermouth weighing in at 15%. There are bitter orange and aniseed notes and balanced sweetness. Use it to knock up a negroni or sbagliato. Available from Knightor (£16 for 375ml).


The Coppersmith Pinot Noir 2021, California, USA 14%
For the lamb salad on p106 the best partner is a juicy, brightly fruity red, not too tannic or heavy. This West Coast pinot, packed with black cherry and plums, fits the bill. Available from Marks & Spencer (£9).


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