PRESS RELEASE: English Sparkling Wine Reaches a Record High
Hattingley flying the flag (& cowboy boots) across the pond
Hampshire born Hattingley Valley named Afternoon Tea English Sparkling Wine of choice at London’s aqua shard restaurant.
From 14th August 2017, aqua shard – the ninth highest restaurant in London – will introduce their very first English Sparkling Wine to their afternoon tea menu in the form of Hattingley Valley, the award-winning producer from Hampshire. The move coincides with the official 2017 Afternoon Tea Week, which takes place 14th-20th August and celebrates afternoon tea in venues UK wide.
We met Valkyrie Selections at Prowein (the world’s largest trade show for the wine and spirits industry) in March 2016 and had commenced discussions in regards to them becoming our exclusive distributor in the USA. They are a relatively young business having been formed in 2011 by Baron Ziegler. There were a few key attributes that were appealing to us, the first is that they are winemakers themselves for Banshee Wines in Sonoma, California and Averaen Wines in the Willamette Valley, Oregon. Secondly, they are a young and dynamic business, much like ours, plus they cover the whole of the United States with a specialised, niche portfolio of wines from Europe.