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Get Your Beak in to … a French sparkling Cremant

When we taste, after popping the cork, the first thing we do is ‘get our beaks in’ ie take a good long sniff to see what amazing aromas our noses can detect.

This April, we have ‘beaked’ and ‘sipped’- on your behalf, and this is our feedback on the Cremant de Bourgogne.

On the ‘beak’ front, think of a summer orchard – plump pears, crisp apples and, if you happen to be in a warmer climate … a sun-kissed lemon grove with baubles of yellow hanging buoyantly from the trees.

 

 

 

This traditionally made sparkling wine comes from the Burgundy region of France (next door to Champagne) which means it benefits from the same chalky soils exploited so superbly, to produce Champagne.

 

 

By the way, when we mention the term ‘traditional method’ – we are describing the way the sparkling wine is made.  In this case, it is exactly the same way as Champagne and Cava; so the second fermention (where the magic of the fizz happens) takes place in the bottle, in the cellar.

Take a sip and the zippy citrus notes continue with abandon providing a really zingy, mouth watering experience.  Finally, a hint of biscuit before a lovely long, clean finish.

 

 

The next time you plan a carpet picnic, or if the sun shines enough for you to venture onto the patio, Cremant de Bourgogne is a marvellous match with seafood…

 

If you order this bottle with us, please share your ‘get your beak in’ and ‘swig, sip and slurp’ experiences with us.

Bought to you by The Fizz Company team.  Cheers!

Get Your Beak in to … a low sugar Spanish Sparkling

When we taste, after popping the cork, the first thing we do is ‘get our beaks in’ ie take a good long sniff to see what amazing aromas our noses can detect. This April, we have ‘beaked’ and ‘sipped’- on your behalf, and this is our feedback on the Brut Nature Xarel.lo from our wonderful…

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March Fizz Tasters have ‘got their beaks in’

We sent two bottles of  Ellner champagne out this month for our Fizz Tasters’ opinions. Duncan Eyre, gallantly deferred to his partner Claire (an experienced fizz drinker!) for her thoughts on Charles Ellner Premier Cru champagne. Claire awarded the Premier Cru champagne 5 stars and said: I have been selected as this months fizz taster… I…

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Exton park Pinot Meunier Rosé

When we taste, after popping the cork, the first thing we do is ‘get our beaks in’ ie take a good long sniff to see what amazing aromas our noses can detect. This March, we have ‘beaked’ and ‘sipped’- on your behalf, and this is our feedback on one of our English sparklers – Exton…

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Get Your Beak in to … A. Bergère ‘Tentation’ Champagne

When we taste, after popping the cork, the first thing we do is ‘get our beaks in’ ie take a good long sniff to see what amazing aromas our noses can detect. This March, we have ‘beaked’ and ‘sipped’- on your behalf, and this is our feedback on the A Bergère ‘Tentation’ Champagne; a very…

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February Fizz tasted and tested by the chaps

Our lady Fizz Company Tasters for February have spoken, now it’s the turn of the chaps. Two men were picked from the champagne bucket this month. Here’s what they had to say: Keith Hartley gave the Bolney’s Blanc de Blancs English sparkling a whirl, but sadly it didn’t quite float his boat… When we opened…

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Get your beak in to Janisson ‘Tradition’

When we taste, after popping the cork, the first thing we do is ‘get our beaks in’ ie – take a good long sniff to see what amazing aromas our noses can detect. This February, we have ‘beaked’ and ‘sipped’ –  at Fizz Towers, on your behalf, and this is our feedback on the Janisson…

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What do we mean by ‘Get Your beak In’?

……basically take a big, long sniff.     Our ability to smell is something we all take for granted and it’s actually more important than our sense of taste. Try pinching your nose and tasting, all flavours are lost and all that remains are the sensations of saltiness, sweetness, bitterness and sourness. Not terribly inspiring…

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Four February Fizz Tasters share their views

This month we sent out six different bottles of champagne and sparkling wine to be scrutinised by Fizz Company Tasters. Up to now the four ladies have reported back, we’re just waiting to hear what the chaps says about their fizz. Carol Cooper and a a friend sampled Vignarosa Brut Prosecco and gave it a…

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G.Tribaut Rosé Premier Cru

When we taste, after popping the cork, the first thing we do is ‘get our beaks in’ ie take a good long sniff to see what amazing aromas our noses can detect. This February, we have ‘beaked’ and ‘sipped’ – on your behalf, and this is our feedback on one of our rosé champagnes –…

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‘Get your beak in’ to Gardo and Morris sparkling sauvignon blanc

When we taste, after popping the cork, the first thing we do is ‘get our beaks in’ ie take a good long sniff to see what amazing aromas our noses can detect. This January, we have ‘beaked’ and ‘sipped’ – on your behalf, and this is our feedback on the sparkling Sauvignon Blanc by Gardo…

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‘Get your beak in’ to A. Bergère Cuvée Brut Nature

When we taste, after popping the cork, the first thing we do is ‘get our beaks in’ ie take a good long sniff to see what amazing aromas our noses can detect. This January, we have ‘beaked’ and ‘sipped’- on your behalf, and this is our feedback on the A Bergère Brut Nature Champagne.  …

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British Fizz

Here at The Fizz Company HQ we’ve been interested in the debate concerning the future name of English sparkling wine. This week the UK Vineyard Association applied for Protected Geographical Indicator (PGI) status so that only sparkling winemakers with grapes grown in England, Wales, or Scotland will be able to use the name ‘British Fizz’ on their labels.…

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Latest Fizz Tasters report back

Another batch of eager Fizz Company Taster’s have got their beaks into the fizz we sent and have sniffed and slurped and reported back. Here’s what they had to say… Kathryn Swanston and Hazel Earl sampled Charmant Brut Premier Cru champagne, they enjoyed it so much that they both gave it 5 stars! Kathryn said: A…

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Best of our first Bubbly year at The Fizz Company

We thought we’d share with you our best bits from our first eight months live online as The Fizz Company (we were Champagne Warehouse before). ‘Get your beak in’ and have a really good sniff! Fizz can sometimes be a bit of a mystery with descriptions like well rounded, well balanced, elegant and has great…

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The Fizz Company Team – Festive Favourites

As a family run, tightly knit Fizz Team, we appreciate how lucky we are to spend our working life sourcing, sampling and spreading the love for our small producer range of sparkling wines. Because we live and breathe fizz, we wanted to take the opportunity to share our ‘Festive Favourites’ with you. B – General…

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‘Twas The Night Before Christmas …

You’ve wrapped all the presents – Kirsty Allsop has nothing on your neatly folded edges and contrasting ribbon – and they are staring back at you from underneath your sumptuously decorated real Christmas tree. You have written all your cards – with the obligatory jolly family update letter enclosed and you managed to send them…

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The Fizz Company Team Traditions

As a family run, tightly knit Fizz Team, we appreciate how lucky we are to spend our working life sourcing, sampling and spreading the love for our small producer range of sparkling wines. Because we live and breathe fizz, we wanted to take the opportunity to share our ‘Festive Traditions’ with you.     B…

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Fizz Company Tasters report back and some Fizz wins awards

In November we sent out eight bottles to eager fizz tasters and so far we have had four replies. Here’s what they thought!     Ellner Grande Reserve tasted by Philip Woolley and given 4 stars The four of us were lucky enough to try this and must say it was a very “drinkable” little…

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Our guide to Festive Fizz Matching…

If there is one time of the year when it is okay to indulge, it’s the festive season and we think you might like some of our festive food and fizz suggestions … in fact they are so mouth-watering #EvenAuntEthel might just be tempted! Hooray and well done, you’ve made it to Christmas Eve and…

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Gifts for Wine Geeks, Early Adopters, Dependable sorts and #EvenAuntEthel

Putting the Fizz Fizz Fizz into Ho Ho Ho We’ve sipped and picked from our range of Christmas Gifts to make sure no-one is left out and we are confident we have something for everyone #EvenAuntEthel. We’ve taken a light-hearted look to see which Fizz will fit your nearest and dearest… Wine Geeks They already…

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Gifts for Anglophiles, Culture Vultures, Simply Skinnies and #EvenAuntEthel

We’ve sipped and picked from our range of Christmas Gifts to make sure no-one is left out and we are confident we have something for everyone #EvenAuntEthel. We’ve taken a light-hearted look to see which Fizz will fit your nearest and dearest… Anglophiles     When booking a holiday, will they want to ‘walk in…

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Opening your bottle of Fizz

It tends to shock people when we tell them that the pressure in a bottle of fizz is equal to that of a double decker bus tyre. In fact we refer to the fizz as a ‘lethal weapon’ – all rather thrilling and James Bondesque. Here’s how to avoid any bottle opening disasters. Ensure your…

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Gifts for Party Lovers, Vintage Classics, Curve Enthusiasts and #EvenAuntEthel

We’ve sipped and picked from our range of Christmas Gifts to make sure no-one is left out and we are confident we have something for everyone #EvenAuntEthel. We’ve taken a light-hearted look to see which Fizz will fit your nearest and dearest: Party Lovers For this person, the festive season is the perfect opportunity to…

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Our Top 3 Tips for Storing and Chilling Your Festive Fizz

Where and how do I store my fizz? Keep your bottles away from bright light. Be aware that big changes of temperature in the place you are storing your bottles can really reduce the quality of your wine. Keep your bottles on their side so that the liquid is in contact with the cork. This…

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Get Your Beak in to … Janisson et Fils Blanc de Noirs Grand Cru Champagne

When we taste, after popping the cork, the first thing we do is ‘get our beaks in’ ie take a good long sniff to see what amazing aromas our noses can detect. Here is our feedback on Janisson et Fils Blanc de Noirs Grand Cru Champagne. On the ‘beak’ front, we were hit with a…

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Get Your Beak in to … Forget-Chemin Carte Blanche

When we taste, after popping the cork, the first thing we do is ‘get our beaks in’ ie take a good long sniff to see what amazing aromas our noses can detect. This October, we have ‘beaked’ and ‘sipped’- on your behalf, three different bottles and here is our feedback on the Forget-Chemin Carte Blanche…

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Get Your Beak in to … A. Bergère Selection Champagne

When we taste, after popping the cork, the first thing we do is ‘get our beaks in’ ie take a good long sniff to see what amazing aromas our noses can detect. This October, we have ‘beaked’ and ‘sipped’- on your behalf, three different bottles and this is our feedback on the very marvellous, silver…

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How to make champagne – part two

Last time, we left still wine resting in tanks over winter, ready to be turned into champagne the following spring (Read about the first part of the process here). Around March each year the winemaker and usually several staff from the Champagne House gather together for ‘assemblage’. This involves the arduous task of tasting and…

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Get your beak into Ellner Blanc de Blancs

When we taste, after popping the cork, the first thing we do is ‘get our beaks in’ ie take a good long sniff to see what amazing aromas our noses can detect. This September, we have ‘beaked’ and ‘sipped’- on your behalf, three different bottles.  Reflecting the dreamy low light of early Autumn and the…

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Champagne harvest 2016 or ‘zing boom’

Harvest time is reminiscent of the Bjork song ‘It’s oh so quiet’. For eleven months of the year Champagne is quiet and also very ‘peaceful, until’, as Bjork so famously wrote ‘Zing boom’. Bjork of course wrote about the cycle of falling in love and yet the parallels with grape growing are pretty similar, it’s…

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Get Your Beak in to … Thierry Triolet Réserve Champagne

When we taste, after popping the cork, the first thing we do is ‘get our beaks in’ ie take a good long sniff to see what amazing aromas our noses can detect. This September, we have ‘beaked’ and ‘sipped’- on your behalf, three different bottles. Making the most of the early Autumn sunshine, we wanted…

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How to make champagne… part one.

Patience is a key element of success – Bill Gates Champagne making requires patience, nerves of steel and a huge amount of skill. Patience, because champagne can’t be hurried! From harvest to the delivery of the bottle the time scale is, at the very minimum, twenty months. Most champagne houses take longer. Nerves of steel, because…

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Get Your Beak in to … A. Bergère Rosé Champagne

When we taste, after popping the cork, the first thing we do is ‘get our beaks in’ ie take a good long sniff to see what amazing aromas our noses can detect. This September, we have ‘beaked’ and ‘sipped’- on your behalf, three different bottles.  Making the most of the early Autumn sunshine, we wanted…

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Fast, Furious, Fizz!

Back in the old days, last year, (when we were Champagne Warehouse) we had a foray into motorsport sponsorship! We are delighted to announce that this year The Fizz Company are backing not one, but two local racing drivers (from Yorkshire) in their quest to land further silverware, as they race their way around the country’s most…

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Get your beak into La Farra Prosecco

When we taste, after popping the cork, the first thing we do is ‘get our beaks in’ ie we take a good long sniff to see what amazing aromas our noses can detect. This August, we have ‘beaked’ and ‘sipped’- on your behalf, three different bottles.  Here, we share our musings on the La Farra…

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Get Your Beak in to … Janisson Rosé Champagne

When we taste, after popping the cork, the first thing we do is ‘get our beaks in’ ie we take a good long sniff to see what amazing aromas our noses can detect. This August, we have ‘beaked’ and ‘sipped’- on your behalf, three different bottles.  Here, we share our musings on the ‘Janisson Rosé…

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S.O.S. Rescue your cava from the back of the cupboard

  Ten reasons why… 1 Cava is more affordable than champagne and great as a midweek sipper. 2  If the full on fruitiness of Prosecco is not up your street, cava is a perfect alternative. 3 Cava can be drunk as an aperitif and also enjoyed with lots of food too. 4 Cava is made…

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Get Your Beak in to … Especial Pinot Noir Brut Nature

When we taste at The Fizz Company, after popping the cork, the first thing we do is ‘get our beaks in’ ie take a good long sniff to see what amazing aromas our noses can detect. This August, we have ‘beaked’ and ‘sipped’- on your behalf, three different bottles.  Here, we share our experience of…

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Sipping Saint or Slurping Sinner?

OUR SUMMER ‘SIPPING’ TIPS It’s Summer time (which hopefully means the odd sunny spell or two.) The season that can sometimes feel like one big non-stop party, as we weave our way through a plethora of get-together’s – weddings; bbqs, anniversaries – and any other excuse to share a bottle or two with our loved…

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Get Your Beak in to … G. Tribaut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

After popping the cork, the first thing we do is ‘get our beak in’ ie, we take a good long sniff to see what amazing aromas our noses can detect. Then, of course, we sip away to see what else it gives us on the flavour front. This July, we have ‘beaked’ and ‘sipped’- on…

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Get your beak into Triolet Brut

After popping the cork, the first thing we do is ‘get our beak in’ ie, we take a good long sniff to see what amazing aromas our noses can detect. Then, of course, we sip away to see what else it gives us on the flavour front. This July, we have ‘beaked’ and ‘sipped’- on…

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Get your beak into La Farra ‘Extra Dry’ Prosecco

When we taste, after popping the cork, the first thing we do is ‘get our beak in’ ie take a good long sniff to see what amazing aromas our noses can detect.   This July, we have ‘beaked’ and ‘sipped’- on your behalf, three different bottles.  Here, we share our experience of  La Farra ‘Extra…

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Get Your Beak in to …Ellner Grande Réserve Champagne

When we taste, after popping the cork, the first thing we do is ‘get our beak in’ ie take a good long sniff to see what amazing aromas our noses can detect. Our latest bottle ‘beaked’ is…..Ellner Grande Réserve Brut Champagne. Come in and sit down; welcome to the best Patisserie in the world  ……

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The art of sipping

Please don’t be frightened of the word ‘sip’. It would be churlish of us not to admit that the first glass of anything sparkling doesn’t tend to be sipped.  However, let’s imagine that any further imbibing is! At Fizz HQ we spend a lot of time sniffing and sipping – what we refer to as…

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Get Your Beak into … Vignarosa Amorino

When we taste, after popping the cork, the first thing we do is ‘get our beak in’ ie take a good long sniff to see what amazing aromas our noses can detect. This June, we have ‘beaked’ and ‘sipped’- on your behalf, four different bottles.  The third one this month is our Vignarosa ‘Amorino’ –…

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Doing a Yogi Bear

 There is definitely something magical about the great outdoors.  Whether you are looking for jaw-dropping views of majestic mountain ranges, an ocean to sit and stare at or you may just be happy to pop along to your local park.  Wherever you wander, why not throw a picnic together, just like Yogi Bear …  …

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Wedding pressies

Going to a wedding this summer? As the bride sweeps up the aisle will you be feeling smug, safe in the knowledge the pressie in the boot of your car shows that you care and have put some thought into your gift? You might think champagne too much of an obvious choice to mark the celebration, not ‘stand…

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Competition update

As you know at The Fizz Company we believe that bubbles are best shared! So a couple of weeks ago we asked you who you would most like to share a flute of fizz with? We have enjoyed reading your replies, your family and friends featured strongly, Her Majesty the Queen was mentioned, and Graham Norton…

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Get Your Beak in to … Charmant Rosé Premier Cru Champagne

When we taste, after popping the cork, the first thing we do is ‘get our beak in’ ie take a good long sniff to see what amazing aromas our noses can detect. This June, we have ‘beaked’ and ‘sipped’- on your behalf, of course – four different bottles. The second one this month is our…

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Get your beak into Charmant Brut Premier Cru

When we taste, after popping the cork, the first thing we do is to ‘get our beak in’ ie take a good long sniff to see what amazing aromas our noses can detect. This June, we have ‘beaked’ and ‘sipped’- on your behalf – from four different bottles. The first one is our Charmant Brut,…

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Get your skinnies on…

Never one to miss out on trends at The Fizz Company HQ, over the years we have embraced double denim, customized, turned-up, ripped and slugged it out over flares vs skinnies.  OK that whole pre-amble was a complete lie, because we just wear denim we feel comfortable in; although skinny jeans do seem to be…

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The Prosecco Party

This month we have been celebrating our superb, silver medal winning prosecco; Vignarosa Prosecco from the house of Vignarosa – deep in the heart of the premium prosecco region of Treviso, Italy. It’s easy to forget that prosecco isn’t just an aperitif  – it is also a great accompaniment to food!  So what would we recommend? …

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Competition time. Sharing a flute…

At the Fizz Company we firmly believe that bubbles are best shared. We would love to know who you would most like to share a flute of fizz with? Perhaps your favourite film actor? A broadcaster that you like best? Or a comedian who makes your sides split? Tell us your favourite… We’ll then choose our…

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All the fun of the fair …and some fizz.

It’s a warm balmy evening, so let’s all go to the fair. We can try our luck on the coconut shy, go wild on the waltzer, and perhaps even give the big wheel a whirl. And of course time spent at the fair wouldn’t be complete without a big bag of naughty but nice, melt…

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As clean as a whistle

For those of you following our social media output, we’ve been raving about one of our English sparklers … Bolney’s Blanc de Blanc (100% Chardonnay) this month. Judging by your feedback, lots of you have been enjoying our mouth-watering shots of sherbet lemons!  Because this particular sparkling is a bit like sipping on lemons galore…

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Don’t snooze. Do something different today.

Welcome to the daily grind.   Alarm, snooze button, alarm (again), quick shower, coffee, breakfast and so on. It takes time and not inconsiderable effort to break free from our usual routine.     However, we strongly feel that taking yourself out of your comfort zone can result in the most wonderful new experiences.  …

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Fizz, Families, friends… and Eurovision

No groans please! Here at Fizz HQ we’ve just been chatting about the weekend to come and one of the national traditions of the year – love it or hate it- the Eurovision song contest. Several of us remember finding it a bit boring as kids but a wonderful excuse to stay up late. Others party,…

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Just a touch thrilled…

Remember when you were a kid and Christmas day couldn’t come soon enough and as an adult the week before your holiday seems endless. We have been in a state of high anticipation all week here at Fizz Company HQ. As the clocked ticked round to 11:00 hours this morning, Helen logged into the International…

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Prosecco, Pear Drops and Pineapple Chunks

Let’s go back to the good old days when you could buy ‘a quarter’ of your favourite sweets and if you wanted to speak with someone you either called them on your home phone or dropped round to see them! To delight and surprise your taste buds, The Fizz Company team spend a great deal…

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Get your beak in (to Bolney Estate English Sparkling Wine)

Imagine, if you will … To delight and surprise your taste buds, The Fizz Company team spend a great deal of time tasting different bottles of bubbles, on your behalf. When we taste, lots of things are important to us and the first thing we are keen to do is ‘get our beak in’ so…

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