Tranquillity of the Cotswolds: Vineyard discovers a site steeped in history where the ethos is single estate, hand crafted wines which reflect a sense of time and place.
Spectacular success: The first ever Vineyard & Winery show proved to be an outstanding success – with a vibrant buzz reflecting a fast growing and buoyant wine sector.
Actively fighting frost: With such valuable crops, and to avoid sleepless nights, Vineyard speaks to some of the companies offering frost protection measures.
Pruning for optimum yield: Winter pruning is one of the most technical, expensive, and important tasks in the vineyard year. Vineyard finds out how pruning methods can help avoid potential yield losses.
In conversation… With 30 years in the global drinks industry, Andrew Carter, was appointed as CEO of UK brand leader Chapel Down Wines. He now has impressive plans for Chapel Downs future.
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Meet the buyer: Jamie Waugh is wine buyer for Fortnum & Mason, the world famous, prestigious retailer on London’s Piccadilly. He is responsible for buying English wines.
Greyfriaring: From North Sea oil to wine on the Hog’s Back in Surrey, Mike Wagstaff and his wife Hilary, have changed course in more ways than one.
Digging deep: Quality grapes are needed for premium wines and the health of the soil is a key factor in achieving this. We find out some of the soil management tasks that can be done during the winter dormancy period.
In conversation… Master of wine, Richard Bampfield is a well known figure in the UK wine trade as a
master of wine, wine educator and the face of one of Britain’s leading multiple retailers.
Preparing for pruning season: With the winter pruning season now here, NP Seymour revisit some of the updates Felco has made to its range in the last 12 months.
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