Sunday, 17 April 2011

Closing out our wine week

We've been running a wine-themed week on Facebook, showcasing the West Country's best wines and vineyards and asking for your comments on what wines you like and why.

We especially enjoyed the following comments:

Ruth Thomas: I love a red wine, a nice Shiraz will do. No need to chill just open and enjoy preferably with some good company. Of course to celebrate the start of a lovely holiday you can't beat a sparkling rose, everyone can enjoy that :-)

Brett Jones: Without a shred of sycophancy one of my favourite wines is Camel Valley Sparkling. England is now producing some great wines especially sparkling.

Janette Gaunt: I like a nice Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignon. However, dreaming of summer holidays and imagining sitting on the patio on a warm evening with a glass of chilled white (or pink!) fizz...perfect!

From the response, it's clear that wine has a strong association with relaxation and holidays, so we hope that you will appreciate our interactive guide to some of the best vineyards in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. A visit to a local winery can be a memorable and enjoyable experience, and we listed some wineries in our blog post earlier this week.

We also ran a poll inviting you to tell us whether you preferred red, white, rose or Champagne - over 40 voted, with red coming out the overall winner. We were really pleased to see so many people interacting on our page this week! Thanks so much for joining in.