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A Vineyard Diary Part 9

Coates & Seely applaud and salute the hospitality industry inspired by generosity and care for their staff and the vulnerable throughout the pandemic.

Vintage Sparkling Wine
A Vineyard Diary Part 8

Christian Seely of Coates & Seely talks about Vintage English Sparkling ‘La Perfide’ 2011.

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A Vineyard Diary Part 7

Vineyards and Coronavirus Scroll back to February 2019 (in happier times…) It’s three in the morning and pouring with rain.  For once, it is not … Continue reading “A Vineyard Diary Part 7”

English Sparkling Wines
The best English Sparkling Wines to buy directly from vineyards

The Telegraph: Victoria Moore “ At a time when a glass of wine is one of the few pleasures we can all still rely on, … Continue reading “The best English Sparkling Wines to buy directly from vineyards”

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A Vineyard Diary Part 6

Vineyards and Coronavirus It’s Tuesday, 3am. The thermometer in the Landrover is showing just 1°C and the sky is bristling with stars. It is utterly … Continue reading “A Vineyard Diary Part 6”

English Sparkling Rosé
A Vineyard Diary Part 5

Vineyards and Coronavirus At Coates & Seely we while away the magical hour between 6pm and 7pm, when the deliveries are done and our worldly … Continue reading “A Vineyard Diary Part 5”

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A Vineyard Diary Part 4

Vineyards and Coronavirus Rosie describes herself on her twitter page as a “Proud Northern Girl”, but this tells only half the story. She is also … Continue reading “A Vineyard Diary Part 4”

British Champagne producers
Bankers-Turned-Winemakers Are Transforming England Into Wine Country

Bloomberg: Thomas Buckley & Eric Pfanner Nicholas Coates doesn’t miss the commute. In the latter years of his investment banking career, which he left at … Continue reading “Bankers-Turned-Winemakers Are Transforming England Into Wine Country”

Winston Churchill Champagne
A Vineyard Diary Part 3

Vineyards and Coronavirus What do you do when the heart of your sales base simply disappears before your eyes? The quandary, of course, is not … Continue reading “A Vineyard Diary Part 3”

Hampshire Vineyard
A Vineyard Diary Part 2

Vineyards and Coronavirus It’s 7.30 am. A cold northerly breeze is whipping across the vineyard. The country is in lockdown, imposed the night before by … Continue reading “A Vineyard Diary Part 2”

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Coates & Seely: The Perfect Pairing

Coates & Seely and racing share many attributes: our grapes are grown on the south facing chalk slopes of the North Hampshire Downs, the home to many top racehorse studs – the perfect “terroir” for award winning wines and racehorse winners.

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A Vineyard Diary Part 1

Vineyards and Coronavirus Vineyards are deceptively dangerous things. Like sirens calling sailors to the rocks, they sing a song of natural beauty whilst the perils … Continue reading “A Vineyard Diary Part 1”

IWSC Trophy Winner C&S
Coates & Seely wins International Sparkling Wine Trophy of 2019

IWSC have awarded their coveted Bottle Fermented Sparkling Wine Trophy to Hampshire based Coates & Seely Vintage ‘La Perfide’.

Highlights from Wine GB tasting
Matthew Jukes wine review: Highlights from Wine GB’s tasting

It is hugely exciting to report that Coates & Seely has upgraded its old, clear glass bottles to beautiful green glass bottles for this wine … Continue reading “Matthew Jukes wine review: Highlights from Wine GB’s tasting”

Glorious Goodwood
Qatar Goodwood Festival 2019

Yet another glorious week at Goodwood, of thrilling racing, sartorial flare, fun and celebration, framed by the great beauty of the rolling Sussex Downs in … Continue reading “Qatar Goodwood Festival 2019”

Epsom
The Epsom Derby

The Epsom Derby is the ‘Blue Riband’ of British flat racing. Named after the 12th Earl of Derby and first run in 1780, it is … Continue reading “The Epsom Derby”

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The Four Seasons Hampshire

Four Seasons executives from around the world came to Hampshire in May for their annual conference and were treated not only to the 18th century … Continue reading “The Four Seasons Hampshire”

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King’s Presence Chamber Dinner at Hampton Court Palace

Coates & Seely were delighted to be served at a dinner in the Great Hall of Hampton Court Palace to thank some of the leading … Continue reading “King’s Presence Chamber Dinner at Hampton Court Palace”

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The Tower of London : Ceremony of the Keys

Footsteps echo in the darkness. The sentry cries out, ‘Halt, who comes there?’ The Yeoman Warder replies, ‘The keys.’ ‘Whose keys?’ ‘Queen Elizabeth’s keys.’ ‘Pass … Continue reading “The Tower of London : Ceremony of the Keys”

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Newmarket: The Craven

The Craven is the curtain-opener not only for Newmarket’s beautiful Rowley Mile course but for the flat racing season more generally, featuring as it does … Continue reading “Newmarket: The Craven”

The Grand National
Grand National at Aintree Racecourse

Run since 1839, and watched by an international audience of over 600 million people in over 140 countries, the Grand National is the greatest steeplechase … Continue reading “Grand National at Aintree Racecourse”

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Top Drinks News and Marketing Campaigns: March

The Drinks Business: Phoebe French English sparkling wine Coates & Seely was announced as the new sponsor of The Jockey Club last month, which will … Continue reading “Top Drinks News and Marketing Campaigns: March”

English Fizz is taking over
From the Grand National to the Boat Race, how English fizz is taking over champagne as the toast of the season

The Telegraph: Victoria Moore, April 2nd 2019 And they’re off! The Grand National takes place on Saturday.The world’s most famous steeplechase is followed by an international … Continue reading “From the Grand National to the Boat Race, how English fizz is taking over champagne as the toast of the season”

Grand National
Grand National betting BOOM: Record £650m to be staked on ‘biggest race in history’

Daily Star: Jerry Lawton Bookmakers predict bets totalling £650million will be placed over the three-day meeting, which starts today. And £300m is expected to be … Continue reading “Grand National betting BOOM: Record £650m to be staked on ‘biggest race in history’”

English Sparkling instead of French Champagne
Grand National winner will celebrate with English sparkling wine instead of French Champagne for first time in horse race’s 172-year history

Mail Online: Dianna Apen-Sadler Coates & Seely English sparkling wine has secured a deal with The Jockey Club Will see the bubbly served across 14 … Continue reading “Grand National winner will celebrate with English sparkling wine instead of French Champagne for first time in horse race’s 172-year history”

Coates & Seely partners with The Jockey Club
Coates & Seely Partners with The Jockey Club

The Drinks Business: Rupert Millar English sparkling wine Coates & Seely has announced it is the new sponsor of The Jockey Club, which will see its … Continue reading “Coates & Seely Partners with The Jockey Club”

The new English Favourite Sparkling Wine
The New English Favourite

Coates & Seely become an Official Partner and the only English Sparkling Wine served across Jockey Club racecourses. C&S Sparkling Wines will also be offered … Continue reading “The New English Favourite”

Sparkling Wines are very English
Made in Britain: How Coates & Seely sparkling wines are very English

Sphere Magazine Words by Flora Drummond-Smith 8th March 2019 With the same chalk soil as Champagne, Coates & Seely English sparkling wine shares many similarities … Continue reading “Made in Britain: How Coates & Seely sparkling wines are very English”

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Unique Venues of London at the Guildhall

In celebration of their 25th anniversary, Unique Venues of London threw a truly magnificent party at London’s Guildhall. With guests from all of the organisation’s … Continue reading “Unique Venues of London at the Guildhall”

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Glorious Goodwood

Who would be anywhere but England in a heatwave ? And where, in England, could be better than Goodwood – one of the most beautiful … Continue reading “Glorious Goodwood”

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Hampton Court Real Tennis Championships

Coates & Seely were delighted to sponsor the sparkling wine at this year’s Real Tennis Champions Trophy, hosted at the Royal Tennis Court at Hampton … Continue reading “Hampton Court Real Tennis Championships”

Coates & Seely The Royal Academy 250th Anniversary
The Cut House Style: The young designer helping to celebrate the Royal Academy’s 250th anniversary

The Royal Academy has long had a reputation for throwing a good party: its annual Summer Exhibition preview is one of the most glamorous events … Continue reading “The Cut House Style: The young designer helping to celebrate the Royal Academy’s 250th anniversary”

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The Coates & Seely Fillies’ Handicap Stakes at Goodwood

The second running of the Coates & Seely Fillies’ Handicap Stakes was run in brilliant sunshine, against the usual rolling chalk downlands of Goodwood in the … Continue reading “The Coates & Seely Fillies’ Handicap Stakes at Goodwood”

Sparkling Rosé at Sotheby's
Modern and Post-War British Art at Sotheby’s

Coates & Seely were delighted to have their Brut Reserve and Rosé sparkling wines served at a glittering viewing of Modern & Post-War British Art … Continue reading “Modern and Post-War British Art at Sotheby’s”

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The most expensive English wine ever has just been unveiled, so should you buy it?

The Telegraph Online: Victoria Moore, Wine correspondent At a party at the Ritz Hotel this week, the English wine producer Nyetimber introduced a brace of new sparkling … Continue reading “The most expensive English wine ever has just been unveiled, so should you buy it?”

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King’s Presence Chamber Dinner at Kensington Palace

Coates & Seely were delighted to be served at a dinner in the Kings Gallery at Kensington Palace to thank some of the leading benefactors … Continue reading “King’s Presence Chamber Dinner at Kensington Palace”

Sotheby's
Sotheby’s Partners with Huntsman & Sons in Landmark Online Auction

Coates & Seely were flattered to be asked to supply magnums only of their 2011 Brut Reserve ‘La Perfide’ sparkling wines to open the landmark … Continue reading “Sotheby’s Partners with Huntsman & Sons in Landmark Online Auction”

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The New Pavilion at Kensington Palace

Coates & Seely were delighted to be chosen to supply the sparkling wine at the opening of the new Pavilion at kensington Palace. Designed to … Continue reading “The New Pavilion at Kensington Palace”

Coates & Seely Rosé
Palace Pearls of Wisdom at The Banqueting House

The Banqueting House in Whitehall, designed by Inigo Jones and once the court of the early Stuart kings, is one of London’s greatest landmarks. With … Continue reading “Palace Pearls of Wisdom at The Banqueting House”

Roux-at-pS
Roux at Parliament Square Masterchef Pop-Up Event with Tom Peters

Coates & Seely were delighted to supply Roux at Parliament Square with the apperitif for a spectacular lunch, prepared by six Master Chef contestants under … Continue reading “Roux at Parliament Square Masterchef Pop-Up Event with Tom Peters”

Harvest 2017
Coates & Seely 2017 Harvest

‘Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness’ was Keats’ description of England at harvest time. Substitute ‘mist’ for Hurricane Ophelia, which was actually passing when this … Continue reading “Coates & Seely 2017 Harvest”

Salt
The Fizz Factor

By Marisse Gabrielle Reyes for Salt Magazine Rising temperatures are encouraging a brave new wave of winemaking in the south of England. When one thinks of … Continue reading “The Fizz Factor”

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How English sparkling wine became chic-er than Champagne

BY JONATHAN RAY “ When is Champagne not Champagne? When it’s English, of course. As Nyetimber releases the most expensive English sparkling wine to date at … Continue reading “How English sparkling wine became chic-er than Champagne”

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Young Guns Charity Shoot at West Wycombe Park

The Young Guns Charity Clay Shoot, brilliantly organised by Tor Dashwood and Ella Hadsley Chaplin and hosted at the EJ Churchill Shooting School and afterwards … Continue reading “Young Guns Charity Shoot at West Wycombe Park”

Glorious-Goodwood-2017
What can be more Glorious than Goodwood in August?

A combination of thrilling racing, sartorial flair, natural beauty and an endless flow of chilled bubbles would make even the most hardened cynic smile, or … Continue reading “What can be more Glorious than Goodwood in August?”

Sparkling Wine at Wimbledon
Sparkling wine and game, set, match: What to drink while watching Wimbledon

In the Telegraph Online Victoria Moore wonders why Wimbledon – that most quintessentially English of sporting events – has not plumped for one of the … Continue reading “Sparkling wine and game, set, match: What to drink while watching Wimbledon”

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The Enlightened Princesses Exhibition at Kensington Palace

Coates & Seely were honoured to have their Brut Reserve NV sparkling wine served at the opening night of the ‘Enlightened Princesses’ exhibition at Kensington … Continue reading “The Enlightened Princesses Exhibition at Kensington Palace”

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Brewin Dolphin at the Chelsea and Chatsworth Flower Shows

Coates & Seely were delighted to be asked again by Brewin Dolphin to provide the wines for their client entertainment at both this year’s RHS … Continue reading “Brewin Dolphin at the Chelsea and Chatsworth Flower Shows”

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Tinie Tempah, Pete Tong & Sigma at Goodwood

After dark, on three hot and sultry Friday nights in June, the hallowed turf of the Parade Ring at Goodwood, directly below the Coates & … Continue reading “Tinie Tempah, Pete Tong & Sigma at Goodwood”

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Coates & Seely Novice Stakes

Coates & Seely’s journey into the world of racing continued afoot on the first of the 3 Friday Nights racing events at Goodwood on 2nd … Continue reading “Coates & Seely Novice Stakes”

Robert-Parket
Coates & Seely scores top in Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

After our recent success in the UK Wine Awards, where we won 4 out of the 5 Trophies available for Sparkling Wine (Best Wine in … Continue reading “Coates & Seely scores top in Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate”

Pollen Street Social
Pollen Street Social’s ‘Social Sunday’

On a Sunday morning in June, award-winning chef Jason Atherton hosted a series of lunches across his ‘Social Company’ restaurants in aid of the charity … Continue reading “Pollen Street Social’s ‘Social Sunday’”

UK Wine Award Winners Christian Seely and Nicholas Coates
UK Wine Awards: All the winners and how Coates & Seely took top prize

Country Life together with Hotel du Vin and Waitrose sponsored this year’s UK wine awards to ‘bring long-overdue recognition to what Susie Barrie calls ‘one … Continue reading “UK Wine Awards: All the winners and how Coates & Seely took top prize”

English Sparkling Britagne
Fancy a glass of… Britagne? England’s vineyards seeks a snappy brand name

Jamie Doward profiles Coates & Seely in the context of their recent award for the Best Wine in the UK and of the growing market … Continue reading “Fancy a glass of… Britagne? England’s vineyards seeks a snappy brand name”

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Coates and Seely Sweeps The Field at Inaugural 2017 UK Wine Awards

On 1st June, 2017 it was announced that Coates & Seely’s La Perfide Blanc de Blancs 2009 had been nominated the Supreme Champion in the … Continue reading “Coates and Seely Sweeps The Field at Inaugural 2017 UK Wine Awards”

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Goodwood Opening Saturday

Goodwood is surely the most beautiful racecourse in the country – if not the world – and Coates & Seely is delighted to have been … Continue reading “Goodwood Opening Saturday”

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Foreign Sister’s Lunch at One Marylebone

Amidst an ocean of female glamour, comprising 350 stunning ladies from around the world, our eponymous co-founder (the Coates, not the Seely) appeared as one … Continue reading “Foreign Sister’s Lunch at One Marylebone”

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King’s Presence Chamber Dinner at Banqueting House

The Banqueting House in Whitehall is an Inigo Jones architectural masterpiece, built for the courts of James I and Charles I, and remains to this … Continue reading “King’s Presence Chamber Dinner at Banqueting House”

C&S at Goodwood
Coates & Seely go exclusive at Goodwood

Coates & Seely were delighted to announce on 25th May, 2017, that from the start of this season their sparkling wines will be the exclusive … Continue reading “Coates & Seely go exclusive at Goodwood”

C&S Sparkling at UK Wine Tasting
Coates & Seely rules the roost at UK wine tasting

The Drinks Business reports that the Coates & Seely 2009 Vintage Blanc de Blancs ‘La Perfide’ has been crowned ‘Supreme Champion’ in the 2017 UK … Continue reading “Coates & Seely rules the roost at UK wine tasting”

Hampshire Vintage Fizz
Hampshire Vintage Fizz Wins Inaugural UK Wine Awards

The Guardian hails the “fabulously elegant” Coates & Seely vintage sparkling wines (‘Les Perfides’) which are served in five of the UK’s Royal Palaces and … Continue reading “Hampshire Vintage Fizz Wins Inaugural UK Wine Awards”

International Wine Competition
‘La Perfide’ Wins Best Blanc de Blancs Trophy at IWC

On 22nd May, at the 37th London Wine Fair, it was announced that Coates & Seely’s Blanc de Blancs ‘La Perfide’ 2009 has been awarded … Continue reading “‘La Perfide’ Wins Best Blanc de Blancs Trophy at IWC”

Mary's Meals at Christie's
Mary’s Meals Drinks Party at Christies

Coates & Seely were delighted to sponsor the drinks at Christies on 24th May, 2017, at a party held in aid of Mary’s Meals. Mary’s … Continue reading “Mary’s Meals Drinks Party at Christies”

West Green House Opera
Coates & Seely and West Green House Opera Announce Partnership

Coates & Seely is delighted to have entered a partnership with West Green House Opera, the opera festival based at the historic West Green House … Continue reading “Coates & Seely and West Green House Opera Announce Partnership”

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Diana Exhibition at Kensington Palace

Coates and Seely’s sparkling Rosé NV was served at the Preview of the ‘Diana: Her Fashion Story’ Exhibition at Kensington Palace. This major new dress exhibition … Continue reading “Diana Exhibition at Kensington Palace”

Sotheby's
Sotheby’s Auction

Coates & Seely’s sparkling Brut Reserve and Rose NV wines were served at Sotheby’s Late Night View of their upcoming British Art auctions, which featured … Continue reading “Sotheby’s Auction”

Sparkling Wine dinner at The Dorchester
Wine Dinner at The Dorchester Grill

Executive Chef at the Dorchester Grill, Christophe Marleix, and Head of Wine at the Dorchester, Vincent Pastorello, put together a thrilling tasting menu to match … Continue reading “Wine Dinner at The Dorchester Grill”

Coates & Seely one of the top six sparkling wines
David Williams chooses Coates & Seely NV Brut Reserve as one of the Top Six in England

Williams refers to Coates & Seely as one of the ‘classiest English fizz producers around. With chardonnay leading the classic non-vintage blend, it has a … Continue reading “David Williams chooses Coates & Seely NV Brut Reserve as one of the Top Six in England”

Rosé at The Pollen Street Social
London Fashion Week: Pollen Street Social

Jason Atherton’s Michelin-starred flagship restaurant Pollen Street Social is offering a limited edition sharing plate throughout London Fashion Week titled Fruits of the British Sea. … Continue reading “London Fashion Week: Pollen Street Social”

English Bubbly
English Bubbly: The UK’s splash into the Sparkling Wine Market

Recognition of the quality of England’s sparkling wine is spreading globally. Christine Sismondo describes how ‘it’s a distinct-tasting wine that expresses a unique terroir.’ Sismondo … Continue reading “English Bubbly: The UK’s splash into the Sparkling Wine Market”

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The Brewin Dolphin Garden at The Chelsea Flower Show

Coates & Seely were delighted to be asked by Brewin Dolphin to supply their wines at the Chelsea Flower Show to complement Brewin Dolphin’s sponsorship … Continue reading “The Brewin Dolphin Garden at The Chelsea Flower Show”

Kensington Palace at the Queen's 90th
Celebration of HM Queen’s 90th Birthday

Coates & Seely were honoured to be asked to supply their sparkling wines at a dinner at Kensington Palace to celebrate HM The Queen’s 90th … Continue reading “Celebration of HM Queen’s 90th Birthday”

Gordon Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay serves Coates & Seely at his new restaurant in Bordeaux

Coates & Seely were delighted to be chosen by Gordon Ramsey to be served at his newly opened Le Pressoir d’Argent restaurant in Bordeaux’s five-star … Continue reading “Gordon Ramsay serves Coates & Seely at his new restaurant in Bordeaux”

Sparkling Wine Sabraging Hampshire
Sparkling Wines, Sabraging and Snuffling Truffles

Tom Harrow brings high-rollers to Coates & Seely to taste one of the first bottles ever opened of the 2009 Rose ‘La Perfide’, the “UK’s … Continue reading “Sparkling Wines, Sabraging and Snuffling Truffles”

Victoria Moore, The Telegraph
Victoria Moore lauds Coates & Seely’s Blanc de Blanc La Perfide 2009

Writing in the Telegraph, Victoria Moore praised Coates & Seely’s two new Vintage wines, ‘Les Perfides’. She described the Blanc de Blancs as ‘the triumph … Continue reading “Victoria Moore lauds Coates & Seely’s Blanc de Blanc La Perfide 2009”

C&S remarkable La Perfide Rosé
Coates & Seely’s remarkable Rosé La Perfide

“One of the UK’s best sparkling wines yet.” Wine journalist Jamie Goode commented on Coates & Seely’s La Perfide Rose 2009 by describing it as … Continue reading “Coates & Seely’s remarkable Rosé La Perfide”

Rosé Tasting Notes
Wine tasting notes – pink fizz from off the beaten track

Hamish Anderson, head sommelier and wine buyer for the Tate, chooses Coates & Seely Rose NV as one of his three Rose picks of fizz … Continue reading “Wine tasting notes – pink fizz from off the beaten track”