three glasses of different types of white wine

The Different Types Of White Wine Explained

There's little to beat a crisp white wine at just the right moment. Whether you're looking for something light and breezy to drink on a spring lunchtime picnic, or a typical drink to accompany the fish or pasta dish at your upcoming dinner party, white wine is a firm favourite for socialising as well as a classic at the table. Here we'll take a look at some of the best white wines England has to offer, all available here at the Real English Drinks House. We think you'll want to stock up and give them all a try!

Everyone likes a drop of Pinot Grigio now and then. It's not a difficult white wine as an introduction, and because of its perfumed aroma, you can drink it with spicy oriental dishes such as Chinese or Thai. This variety of grape is grown across Italy and Germany, as well as in the USA and Australia. In France, it is also known by the name, Pinot Gris. We have a couple of English versions to tempt you, starting with a really good example. Pinot Gris from Bolney is a dry white wine from West Sussex. It is rich, crisp, honeyed, and carries a hint of white pepper. Citrus, apple, grapefruit and pear combine in this wonderful offering.

Or how about Chapel Down - Bacchus. The name of this wine comes from the variety of grape. The Bacchus grape is a well-known variety, much used in wine production, and here you'll find it alongside melon, peach, passionfruit, and gooseberry. Tropical fruit and lime combine with English nettles and cut grass to create a very English wine for some gentle evening sipping as you imagine country meadows and clear blue skies.

Chapel Down – Flint Dry, is another white wine we'd definitely recommend. Imagine apple and citrus, mingling with the aroma of freshly cut grass. Add to that, traditional English elderflower and the refreshing taste of nectarine, all blended for a smooth white that's very drinkable. Hard to resist.

If you really enjoy your white wine on the dry side, then Stopham can offer you, Pinot Blanc. This one brings together the fruity melon and grapefruit, with pear and primrose fragrance. The sweetness of the fennel offsets the dryness of the wine. It's the driest white that Stopham produces.

And finally, why not try, Stopham – Pinot Gris. Peach and pear are the flavours in this Pinot Gris, with the fruity and floral aromas presenting a full-bodied wine that's refreshing as it is intense. It's dry, but not too dry. Perfect balanced for a fresh and wholesome taste.

We may be biased of course, but in our view, the English white wines have that little extra. An understated flair that is evocative and restful, combined with the traditional essence of English countryside elegance, and the ripe fruity plumpness of the orchard in season.

Nothing beats white wine. So why not place your order with us and have your wine rack filled with lots of sumptuous types of white wines, ready for the new season.