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P&O Cruises celebrates English Wine Week

P&O Cruises celebrates English Wine Week
P&O Cruises is celebrating all things British for English Wine Week (May 28 – June 5).

The company has introduced two English wines from Chapel Down, Kent and will be showcasing its selection of award-winning British still and sparkling wines throughout the week on board its ships.

Britain’s white and sparkling wines are increasingly in demand. The cool climate allows grapes to develop complexity and elegance as they ripen slowly.

The two new additions to the wine menu include the Flint Dry and Bacchus from Chapel Down in England's south east region.

The fruit-driven Flint Dry white wine is an alternative to aromatic white wines such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio and is characterised by crisp aromas of ripe apple, grass and citrus zest.

Bacchus, Chapel Down is England’s answer to Sauvignon Blanc. The single varietal wine is packed full of green fruit aromas together with crisp acidity and aromas of tropical fruit; pineapple, lime and hints of green pepper.

Other wines being promoted on board include a range of English sparkling wines from Wiston Estate Winery in South Downs, West Sussex, a Special Release Fume from Wickham Vineyard in Hampshire and a Pandora Medium Dry from Shawsgate Vineyard in Suffolk.