This week, we unveiled our new sparkling wine, Bird in Hand x House of Holland, a sparkling pinot noir entirely designed by Henry Holland including the slogan “Wine Me Dine Me Please Refine Me” in his signature font with the added touch of a polka dot cork.
To celebrate the launch we hosted a party on the 23rd November at creative hub, The Carousel in central London over an intimate dinner. Guests included pop-star sensations Ella Eyre and Anne-Marie, and fashion industry socialites Jack Guinness, Edie Campbell and Pixie Geldof.
Guests were greeted with a glass of the 2017 Bird in Hand x House of Holland Sparkling Pinot Noir, whilst admiring the intimate set up of log-cabin décor, Pop Art on the walls to complement Holland’s recent Resort 18 collection and flower garlands hung from the ceiling.
A Bird in Hand wine was matched with each course, including the 2016 Bird in Hand Chardonnay and 2013 Nest Egg Shiraz. Before feasting over the likes of jasmine tea breast of lamb, pistachio crusted salmon and hedgerow berry pavlova all 60 seats applauded British singer-songwriter, Anne-Marie who treated guests to an exclusive performance.
The pinot noir grapes used for this wine were exclusively hand-picked from Bird in Hand’s Woodside estate in the Adelaide Hills. The grapes were harvested in the cool early Autumn morning to retain freshness and flavour. The fruit was gently whole-bunch pressed, with just enough skin contact to produce a delicate blush salmon pink colour. The wine was fermented with a champagne yeast before undergoing a second fermentation via the Italian ‘Charmant’ method. The result is a very delicate sparkling wine, with hints of strawberry, red apple and rhubarb on the nose.
The wine is available to purchase through the Bird in Hand cellar door or online here.