Devon based Lyme Bay Winery is celebrating this month after collecting Gold for its Classic Cuvée English wine at the Quality Drinks Awards 2017.  Hosted at the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel in London, these awards are designed to recognise excellence for wine, spirits and beer in UK grocery outlets.

Launched in 1979, the Quality Drinks Awards have an expert judging panel comprised of chefs, chef-lecturers, home economists, food writers, and consultants, restaurateurs, food technologists and representatives from regional food groups, all of whom bring their extensive knowledge to bear in the process.  The Quality Food Awards are unique in that they reward great tasting products, with the finest of flavours, textures and aromas.

Commenting on the win, James Lambert, managing director of Lyme Bay Winery says: “We’ve had an outstanding response to our English wine portfolio and are thrilled with our Quality Drinks award! It is a fantastic achievement and we are immensely proud of our hardworking team who enable us to produce award-winning English wine.” 
He continues: “It’s been a highly successful year for us after achieving our long-term ambition, a BRC Global Standard (Issue 7) with a Grade A rating, it is great to end the year on a high”.

Blended from the noble Champagne varieties Pinot Noir (81%) and Chardonnay (19%) Lyme Bay Classic Cuvée has delicate fine bubbles, a golden colour and slight blush tint with a refined finish.  Underlying lemons, peach and apricot are accompanied by cooked apples, breadcrumbs, honey and almond on the nose.  It has a crisp finesse and a classic look.  Lyme Bay Classic Cuvée (RRP of £24.50) is available nationwide from Marks & Spencer as well as online at

Since launching their English wines in 2015, Lyme Bay have acquired over 70 awards for still and sparkling wines, including the Pinot Noir Masters Competition, the Independent English Wine Awards, the International Wine Challenge, the Sommelier Wine Awards, the Decanter World Wine Awards, the International Wine & Spirits Competition and the UKVA Wine Awards adding to their already impressive reputation as a leading English wine producer.

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