Wine of England is an English wine specialists that lists nearly 100 wines on its online shop, mostly from lesser-known wineries, as well as this monthly two-bottle subscription. It is easy to subscribe online, with an option to send a box as a one-off gift. Each no-choice delivery contains one sparkling and one premium still wine, and costs £55 with free delivery.

Wines arrive in recyclable packaging along with comprehensive tasting notes, a guide to tasting sparkling wines, and seasonal recipes designed to match the wines. We received two bottles from the excellent Simpsons wine estate in Kent, including the UK’s first still wine made from the pinot meunier grape that’s most usually used in sparkling wines. The website has useful links to the vineyards and winemakers in England and Wales.

This is a classy introduction to English wine for those who wish to delve beyond the most famous names found on wine shop shelves. An annual subscription, or just a one-off box, would make a fine gift for lovers of good fizz, or a treat for yourself.

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Kate HawkingsWine Columnist