7 Jul 2006

'New Life' For Sale

ANY READERS with £1.75m burning a hole in their pockets may be interested in bidding for Wickham Vineyard, Botley, Hampshire. You get a lot for your money - 18acre vineyard, winery, recently re-opened restaurant, house, lake... Good wines too; I particularly like their aromatic, full bodied Wurtzer Medium - a vine crossing involving Gewurztraminer [£5.75]. I am not alone in my praise, hence bumper sales this year have exhausted supplies. The Fumé [£7.75] - Bacchus and Reichensteiner fermented in French oak - is labelled with a portcullis and served at the House of Commons.