One contract winemaker has impressed with not one but three brand new wines this month.
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Shaping the UK wine industry for the futureContinue reading “WineGB business and marketing conference”
The family-run contract winery focusing on the magic trio.
As 2019 draws to a close, we reflect on the past season and begin to look forward to the end of year festivities: spending time with family and friends; indulging in great feasts; and popping open a few bottles of our favourite English sparkling wines.Continue reading “Simply sparkling”
In 2008, Christian Seely received a phone call from a good friend, and soon to be business partner, Nick Coates, who, after months’ geologically mapping England in search of a suitable chalk site, had stumbled across the perfect place to plant a vineyard just two miles from his house near Overton, Hampshire. Continue reading “Importing concrete advice”
In light of this year’s ridiculously big, quality harvest, I, like many, already can’t wait to taste the fruits of the industry’s labour. Whether that is some time next year for still wines or over the next three years or so for the sparklers, there is no doubt that there is going to be an abundance of interesting wine. Continue reading “November’s words from the editor”
Christmas is looming and ‘tis the season of goodwill, so I am taking a more light-hearted look at the wines you should be devouring over the next few months in order to take the heat out of the ‘discussions’ which were stirred up by last month’s column! Continue reading “‘Tis the season”
It was amazing, the reaction to an email I sent out to various vinous luminaries, while researching this piece, asking if I could taste their top end English sparklers for an article in this august tome. Continue reading “Top end sparkling wines”
Pulling into the car park at Denbies Wine Estate at 8:30am the New Holland Braud SB 60 mechanical picker was already busy bustling its way through the estate’s Müller-Thurgau vineyard plot known as the Limes. Continue reading “Shake it off”
Over the past month I have relished every opportunity to get involved in harvest at some of my local vineyards – thank you to those who accommodated me. Not only was it incredibly therapeutic and empowering to break free from the confines of my desk for a few days, it was also enlightening to be able to see a mixture of labour forces at work. From a team of paid local pickers, comprising retirees, students and those looking for seasonal work, to a team of volunteers, seeking a greater sense of involvement in their favourite estate, to a team of professional Romanians, who made the job look like child’s play and were completing rows to the highest of standards quicker than you could say harvest 2018. Continue reading “October’s from the editor”