National Fish and chip day….

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

The-Roman-Road-Chardonnay-2016Global consumption of alcohol is steadily on the decrease, which isn’t too surprising. I for one have unwittingly contributed to the trend for no other reason than having two small children which doesn’t leave as much room for dozy evenings on the sofa or hangovers in the morning. But I heard it’s #NationalFish&Chip day today so not only does that mean dinner is sorted but also gives me an excuse to introduce you to my favourite English still wine to date. 

Simpsons The Roman Road Chardonnay 2016 is the first release from the new Canterbury based winery by Charles & Ruth Simpson. I was a fan of their wines when I first started in the wine trade and they were added to the portfolio of the wine importer I was working for. At that time they were one of just a handful of English couples living my dream: running a winery in the south of France. But they’re now back home on a plight to practice their craft within the booming English wine making scene and are single handily raise the bar with this their first release Chardonnay which happens to pair perfectly with my favourite dish in the world: fish and chips. 

It’s a beauty all round: reassuringly packaged to reflect the price but also the quality in the bottle. The wine is young, fresh and zippy but with enough roundness and texture to to stand up to the fattiness of the dish without fading into the background. 



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