Scenic West Country county of Cornwall, has just played host to world leaders during the G7 summit. Served on the tables during the high profile gathering was a Cornish wine.
English wine producer Camel Valley was the drink of choice, with owner Bob Linda taking to Twitter to confirm that that winery’s Camel Valley Pino Noir Rosé brut was the bottle served to delegates.
Mr. Linda said:
“I am very pleased to confirm that Camel Valley Pinot Noir Rosé brut was served at the G7 Eden event, attended by 3 generations of the Royal family.”
Trade body WineGB celebrated the news via its own Twitter account, writing:
“Delighted to see that #CamelValley’s sparkling wine is being served at the #G7Summit in Cornwall. The host nation is flying the flag with its wonderful food & wine… and just ahead of #EnglishWineWeek!”
The Camel Valley Pino Noir Rosé is described as, “Vibrant and aromatic, displaying sweet, youthful and ripe strawberries run through with a seam of refreshing acidity.”
Meanwhile, chef Adam Handling was in charge of producing the daily menus for the summit, again with a focus on showcasing the very best that the UK has to offer.
“Cornish crab, English caviar and Jersey Royal potatoes” were on the menu, per Decanter.
Cornwall’s Camel Valley became the first English wine producer to be granted a royal warrant back in 2018, as confirmed by its founder Bob Lindo at the time.
Other drinks served included Cornish beer, a German Riesling, and Australian Shiraz.
For more information, visit the Camel Valley website.
In other English wine news,
Balfour Winery in Kent has just launched its first Blanc de Noirs using Pinot Noir and Meunier from the excellent 2018 vintage. The new sparkling wine has been created by the father and son winemaking team, Owen and Fergus Elias, using grapes from its top sites in the heart of the Weald of Kent.