In this issue

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.