UK’s Ridgeview introduces Non-Vintage fizz
Ridgeview, one of the UK leading sparkling wine producers, is changing some of its wines from vintage to non vintage, in order to improve the quality. It is generally considered NV wines to be lesser wines to vintage, so the move could be considered a retrograde step. However in Champagne, for example, producers typically blend multiple vintages to improve consistency and help overcome poor years. The move by Ridgeview should bring the same benefits. Ridgeview will continue to produce vintage wines but the core range of Bloomsbury, Cavendish and Fitzrovia (Rosé) will move to non vintage.