Generating £20 billion in economic activity and £10.9 billion in sales, the UK’s wine market is the sixth largest in the world, the second largest trader by volume (behind Germany) and the second largest trader by value (behind the USA). With UK sparkling wine sales up by 37% since 2012, there can be no surprise that the UK wine industry is bursting to increase its share of the market. Continue reading “More grapes = more acres”
After tasting a Bacchus produced by Winbirri Vineyard, Norfolk, Olley’s Fish Experience, has been praised for developing the most extensive English wine list ever seen in a fish and chip shop.
The chippy, based in Herne Hill, London, has not only added nine wines from five counties (Kent, Hampshire, Sussex, Surrey and Dorset) but has paired each one to accompany its ‘legendary’ fish suppers. Continue reading “Oh my Cod!”
The pruning season is upon us and, after harvest, this is the second busiest and most costly intervention in the vineyard. Continue reading “The vine post”
Good vine health begins with the soil.
As the 2018 pruning season is well underway, those out in the vineyard should be wary of the increased threat of diseases caused by open wounds in plants. Continue reading “A healing treatment”
The UK wine industry is going from strength to strength, with one million vines planted in 2017 and one million planned for this year. Continue reading “Technical skills are required”
Sam is embarking on a new enterprise, S J Barnes Limited, offering specialist contracting services to vineyards in the South East of England. Continue reading “Bringing a hands-on, agricultural approach to the viticulture industry”
Sam is embarking on a new enterprise, S J Barnes Limited, offering specialist contracting services to vineyards in the South East of England. Continue reading “Increased demand for land”
Liam Idzikowski tells us about his journey to becoming head winemaker at Lyme Bay. Continue reading “Meet the manager: Head winemaker Liam Idzikowski”