October’s from the editor

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”

September’s Words from the editor

This month I visited Nyetimber, who are committed to using estate-grown fruit to fill their one million bottle per year winery. Finding suitable parcels of land has led to the creation of nine different Nyetimber vineyards spread over three counties. Proud of where its fruit comes from, regardless of geographic spread, each wine clearly lists which county(s) the grapes were sourced from. Continue reading “September’s Words from the editor”

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