Time Well Spent
At Gusbourne, we present an authentic reflection of a time and place in each of our bottles, by producing exclusively vintage wines that are unique to each growing season. Inspired by this ethos of making the most of time, we’ve put together a collection of tips, tricks and interesting reads to help you make the most of your Time Well Spent.
Join Our Club: Gusbourne Reserved
You may not know it, but at Gusbourne we have our own club. Welcome to Gusbourne Reserved.
Still Wines for Summer
All sparkling wine starts life as still wine. Here we profile two of Gusbourne’s still Pinot Noir offerings perfect to enjoy as we head into the summer – Pinot Noir 2020 and Still Rosé 2021 – and the care we take in making them.
Introducing Oak Barrel Aged Selection
In the spirit of our founder’s passion for excellence and innovation, the winemaking team at Gusbourne love putting their skills and experience into seeking out the new. Our latest special releases are emblematic of that spirit of adventure.
Introducing Pinot Meunier 2020
Here at Gusbourne, we’ve relied on our own high-quality Pinot Meunier to give bright fruit character and freshness to our sparkling Brut Reserve and Rosé since 2006. But after enjoying near perfect conditions in 2020 this quietly powerful grape made Head Winemaker Charlie Holland and his team consider it in a fresh light. There was something different in that year’s Meunier – the potential for trying something new.
Late Disgorged Wines
Making vintage sparkling wine is the pursuit of the ultimate expression of the harvest of a single year. In the winery and cellar, time becomes technique. Here we reveal how we create one of our most specialised bottlings: Late Disgorged.
English Sparkling Wine: History In A Glass
What did the Romans ever do for England? Well, beyond the usual tokens of roads and sanitation, their gifts extended to planting the first vines. The soil was workable, the weather was amenable, and so began the vinous culture that's continued here, albeit with some major historical hiccups, for the past two thousand years.
English Sparkling Wine and Champagne
Fifty years ago, not even the most fervent patriot would have risked comparing plucky English efforts against the centuries-old traditions of France's finest. Today, much has changed. International critics confirm the equalising of quality between the two. But in the minds of consumers, do assumptions remain?
A Menu for Cheese Lovers
Date night is a delightful excuse for raising a glass to romance – with hearts-and-all seriousness or tongue-in-cheek cheesiness. Meeting somewhere in the middle, a few indulgent pairings featuring Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs.
A Gusbourne Burns Night Celebration
Should auld acquaintance be forgot? Certainly not. While Robert Burns’s song is universally known and rendered loudly each New Year the world over, when it comes to celebrating the birth of the poet, there’s a specific verse to announce each course of a traditional Burns Night Supper – a banquet for the bard.